One of the most difficult areas to workout effectively is the lower stomach area. Many people complain that they don't know how to get rid of that layer of flab which sticks to their lower abdomen.
In this article I want to review how to do a simple exercise which targets the lower stomach muscles. This exercise is called the reverse crunch.
The reverse crunch is an easy to do exercise which doesn't require any equipment. Just find a carpet or mat to lie on and you can do this exercise perfectly. The reverse crunch is not a difficult exercise but it's a good place to start your quest to a flat stomach.
Here is how you should perform the reverse crunch:
Start Position: Lie on the floor with both legs folded, but keep your feet slightly off the floor. Both legs should be relaxed. Keep both hands palm down at both sides of your body close to your pelvis.
Movement: Contract your lower abs by bringing your folded knees tight to your stomach. Slowly separate your knees from your stomach but keep them slightly off the floor. Repeat.
- Keep your lower back flat on the floor at all time to avoid exerting pressure on your back
- Close your eyes and focus on your abs
- If you want to create an extra intensity in this exercise, strap some leg weights to your ankles and perform the exercise.
To read about more stomach exercises and tips on how to get a flat stomach, click here: How To Get A Flat Stomach
John Davenport is a fitness and diet expert. He writes of safe dieting and fitness and believes in natural methods. He writes about tips and methods to get six pack abs on a dedicated webpage on the subject at http://www.squidoo.com/how-to-get-flat-abs/