Many people focus on sit ups and crunches, these focus on the upper portion of your abdominal muscles and the lower abs often become forgotten.
The main cause of fat on your lower abs is that you are consuming too many calories. This means it is not a lower ab workout that you need it is a low calorie diet. You need to be burning more calories than you consume otherwise you wont burn fat; this will put your body into a calorie deficit which will switch on its fat burning mode.
To burn fat your body needs to burn more calories then it consumes.
This is done through a low calorie diet and full body exercise routine.
You may have heard of the term spot reduction before. This is a theory that basically says the more work you do on a specific body part the more fat you will burn. This is simply not the case. It dose not matter how many sit ups you do, the only way to get a flat stomach is to burn away your body fat. The best workouts for this is resistance workouts combined with a little bit of cardio. Once the fat starts to melt then you can add toning exercises for the abdominals.
My favourite exercises for targeting the lower abs are:
- Reverse Crunches
- Hip Thrusters
- Hanging leg raises
The exercises that you can do will all depend on what equipment you have and where you train. Everyone is going to be able to do hip thrusters and reverse crunches. You will need a high beam or pull up bar or similar for hanging leg raises.