CommunityBrowse groupsBlogEtiquetteInvite Your friendsSuccess Stories

Lounge
Community 


Lower Abs Exercises

I've been doing abs pretty extensive and but am not really seeing the results I'd like. I have decided that I need a few more ideas at getting the lower abs. Recently I added scissor kicks while laying down. I'd appreciate a few more ideas on how to really target this problem area.

Tue. Mar 18, 2:56pm

Add comment  
someone posted this link a couple of weeks ago. Has some great ideas...


Link

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 3:14 PM

Add comment
THE TWO

These are the two ultimates (Shawn Ray recommended!):

1. Cross crunch: lying down on a mat, stick one leg out straight and put the extended foot under something, a dumbell or whatever. Bend the other knee and cross that foot over to the other side by the extended knee. Now slowly sit up and twist to the opposite side so that you can see behind you. (arm position - hands by your ears, elbows out but don't touch your head) Do 12 and then switch sides

2. Hanging leg raises - bent kneed (or straight legs if you are able)

Good luck - These are tough but comprehensive I have strong abs from gymnastics, but these still get me all over.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 3:26 PM

Add comment
peka

hangin leg raises and reverse crunches are a killer. I do 4 sets of 25 twice a week. I can't laugh for a week after that.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 4:52 PM

Add comment
I like reverse crunches as well. Lay on your back, lift your legs and feet in the air, bending at the knees, crossing your ankles.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008, 5:05 PM

Add comment
check out a pilates dvd from netflix or your local library. I've seen great results, especially for my lower abs.

All the pilates classes I've taken (and all the dvds I've tried) have pounded into my head that you need to make sure to keep the lower abs pulled in when you're doing the exercises. If you let them bulge out, they will get trained to be strongest when bulging, and then they'll bulge always.

Lie on your back, arms by your side. Bend your knees to your chest, and then straighten them to the ceiling. Keeping your legs straight, slowly lower them towards the floor. Watch (and/or put your hands on) your low abs - as soon as they start to bulge out, stop lowering. Come slowly back up to the top and repeat. Eventually you'll work up to being able to lower your straight legs to the floor without bulging out your low abs.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008, 10:14 AM

Add comment

Next: Click Here For Recipes That Help You Lose Weight
New: The PEERtrainer Cheat System
The PEERtrainer Cheat System is a new, simple to follow system for eating. The objective is to help guide you towards a way of eating that will make it easier to lose weight, give you more energy and help you feel better. It is free, easy to follow, and a little unusual and controversial. Most of all it is working. This link will take you to a blog post where you can download a FREE copy of the Cheat System Diet Cookbook! The Cheat System has also been turned into a major book to be published May 6th, 2014. According to Srini Pillay, MD, Harvard Medical School: "It works in a real way with how human psychology works...I love that it relates closely to how the brain likes to function... without crazy effort and with significant short-term gains."
Here is a preview of the cover:

Cheatcover

You can get started on the system for free by clicking on this banner:

peertrainer cheat system

"Gives you the template to lose weight without sending your hormones in a disastrous death spiral."

-Sara Gottfried, MD, NY Times Best Selling Author

"The Cheat System Diet is brilliant! Jackie Wicks understands how the brain works, and how habits are developed in the real world."

--Steven Masley, MD, Assistant Professor University South Florida

 






Explore Related Articles
Weight Loss Motivation   Sustainable Weight Loss
Weight Lifting    Hypnosis and Weight Loss
Emotional Eating   Help Losing Weight
Free Weight Loss Program   Weight Watchers Points  NutriSystem
How To Change Anything

weight loss coaching


New Services and Offerings From PEERtrainer:

1) How To Achieve Sustainable Weight Loss This is a new 12 week program that helps you solve the mental blockages that are prevent many from sustainable weight loss. The most interesting thing about the program is what participants are saying and you can click on the link to read them.

2) Tip Of The Day Weight Loss Coaching Program-- This is a daily email program that helps to reinforce fundamentals as well as gives you practical tips each day. We are getting GREAT feedback from subscribers.

3) What Are Your Odds Of Losing Weight?-- Take the PEERtrainer Coaching Quiz Now!

4) Tip Of The Day Blog-- We update this each day with responses to specific questions from our coaching subscribers and customer.

5) New Diet and Weight Loss Content-- We have launched a new diet section that organizes the growing amount of content on the site. When you click in the most important areas are highlighted.









Related Content:

How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight

 

How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer

How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources

Fitness

Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner

 

Preventive Health

How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition

New Diet and Fitness Articles:

Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
 

Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:

Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule

Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions

Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?
 

Everyday Weight Loss Tips

How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge






PEERtrainer Is A Free and Powerful Online System For
Weight Loss Support

Click Here To Learn More and Join!