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Lower Abdominal Exercises

The lower abdominal area happens to be the place where most people store their body fat first. The main thing you should understand here is that even if you focus on lower ab exercises in your workouts, you will not get a flat stomach or six-pack abs before you lose that belly fat covering your muscles.

So the first thing you should do is choose a good fat-burning exercise routine that will really help you burn the excess fat in your body. You can start by getting a copy of Tom Venuto's "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" e-book providing one of the best programs for maximum fat-burning and getting great abs.

However, if you still want to learn some good lower abdominal exercises, here are some of the exercises that Tom Venuto includes in his exercise routine for ab-development:

  • Hanging Leg Raises

    Hanging Leg Raises are one of the best lower abdominal exercises that you can do without any weights at all. Even if you have mastered standard sit-ups and crunches, it is completely normal if you can do only one or two reps of this exercise at first. Just stick with it and you will see how effective this abdominal exercise is.

    Grab a bar and hang from it with your legs straight down and your body still. Slowly raise your knees up towards your chest until they are even with your waist. Make sure you do that in a slow and controlled movement, concentrating on using your core and abdominal muscles. Slowly return to the starting position.

  • Reverse Crunches

    Lie on the floor on your back and place your hands on the floor by your sides or behind the head. Raise your feet up and bring your knees in towards your chest so that they are bent to 90 degrees. Your feet may be together or crossed. Contract your lower abs in order to curl your hips off the floor, while reaching your legs up towards the ceiling. Return slowly to the starting position.

  • Hip Lifts

    Lie on your back on the floor and place your hands by your sides. Your knees should be slightly flexed and your feet barely touching the floor. While keeping your feet together and your knees slightly bent, slowly raise your legs off the floor. Curl your legs upwards and toward the middle of your body. Slowly lower your legs and return to the starting position.

venuto six pack abdominals These lower abdominal exercises are very effective but let us remind you again that you will need a more comprehensive exercise program in order to achieve the ripped six-pack abdominals you want.

If you want to see what Tom's abs look like to ensure that his "Burn the Fat, Feed the Muscle" program is worth it, just checkout his picture.

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