Many women like to target the lower abdominals in their workouts, and there are a number of ways to do this. Discover how to challenge the lower abs with help from a certified personal fitness trainer in this free video on abdominal exercises and workouts.
Hi, my name is Tanya Batts, and I'm an instructor at Gold's Gym. I want to show you a few abdominal exercises for women. Okay, so we're going to come on down. All the way down. A lot of women have the target, kind of the lower abdominals, becomes a real issue, so I'm going to start with something like that. So, I like this one, with the left leg up, the right leg lone. You can keep the upper body, just think about it being strapped to the floor, naval to spine and if you can't get your legs straight it is no big deal if you've got bent knee it's okay, but this is working the lowest part of the abdominal area. Absolutely working the lowest part, four, three, two, one. So that's right down the center and that's pretty good stuff. Another one I want to show you that's pretty great, feet are flat, let's say your left leg is up. Take your left heel, put it on top of your right knee. So, I'm going to inch my foot away from me. Fingertips on the head, left elbow to left knee so it's same elbow, same knee. We always seem to be doing opposite elbow, opposite knee but I'm doing same elbow, same knee, three, two, one, then I'm just going to do this, switch it so this elbow touches the knee then this one. This one's pretty amazing because we're so used to doing same elbow, same knee or opposite elbow, opposite knee it just switches it up and that's what fantastic, four, three, two and one. So, that was oblique but also work the center as well. Another great one I'm going to have the leg straight up, again your head is nice and relaxed on the floor, reverse curl but the legs are long. So, this one's going to be a little bit more challenging because the leg's are longer and you don't have a bent knee. Lift slow, lower low, oh the core is starting to burn. That's pretty good stuff. So, you want to try like doing 15 of each, then repeat and do the cycle all over again, two more, one more. Okay, so those are three exercises that women can do for the abdominal area. Really going to flatten the core, strengthen the abdominal muscles. So, you'll be walking tall in no time.