When it comes to exercising and losing weight there is a ton of information about there and even some weird superstitions in the athletic world. Men and women all over the world are trying to find the most effective ways to burn that extra lower belly fat. If you’re one of them, look no further. Here we have the five best exercises for your lower abs. Whether you’re a workout enthusiast who goes to the gym on a regular basis, or a novice trying to get a flat tummy, these exercises are perfect for any skill level. They target multiple abdominal muscles so you can maximize your belly burn with each repetition. In between each prescribed amount of reps and sets, try only taking a 30–45 second break in between.

Leg Lifts

Lie on your back with arms stretched out beside you. Lift your feet about two inches from the ground while the upper half of your body is still flat. You should start to feel that burn in your lower belly in this position. Continue bringing your legs up so your feet are just coming in line with your waist. Then lower your feet back down to where they are just two inches above the floor. That’s one rep.

Toe Touches

Lying on your back with your arms stretched out above your head, lift your feet in the air so they are in line with your head. Flex your feet as if you could balance a tray on the bottoms of them. Lift your arms up to reach for your toes like you’re doing a crunch. Once you reach back down to the floor in the starting position, you’ve completed your first rep.

Bicycle Kicks

Lying on your back, bring your knees up with your feet as if you are sitting in a chair while laying down. Rest your hands behind your head. Bring your right elbow to your left knee and then your left elbow to your right knee to complete one rep. Repeat those steps for the remainder of your set.

The Superman

The only thing that should be touching the floor in this exercise, is your buttocks. Feet should be raised about two inches from the floor with a slight bend in the knee. Upper body is slightly leaned back and hands are by your side off the ground with palms facing up. Hold this position for 30 seconds. As your core strengthens you’ll be able to hold it longer and longer each time you do it. This may seem as if it won’t do anything, but it should be making your tummy burn and your body shake a bit if you’re doing it right.

Mountain Climbers

Getting yourself in a pushup position, bring your right knee in towards your belly button but twisting to the opposite side of your body and then placing that leg back in starting position. Repeat the same motion with your left knee. Once you’ve completed both sides you’re done with the first rep. Repeat these steps until your set is complete.

Doing these exercises at least three to four times per week will put you on the right track towards a flatter tummy. As your abdominal muscles strengthen over time, you may want to increase the amount of reps and sets that you do. This will once again make the exercise harder but effective as it continues to work on the muscles.

If you’re looking to burn the fat at an even faster rate, try adding in a daily supplement. A supplement can help increase your metabolism and some even help curb your appetite for those of us who can’t seem to get full and end up eating more than we should. They may also help with giving you a natural boost of energy so you can feel better throughout your workout.

Remember that this all revolves around diet. You’re not going to end up looking like Dan Bailey for instance unless your diet is really dialed in. Count your calories and hit high protein macros in order to lose weight while maintaining muscle. In the end you will have a cut up body that will really show those abs.


About the Author

Ryan Blair is a freelance writer who has spent 12 years in the fitness industry doing just about everything including personal training for 6 years. He now spends his time combining his love of writing with his experience in fitness. If you want to contact him you can do so at: