This lower-belly workout kicks off with the bicycle crunch. Bicycle crunches are excellent for targeting both the lower abdominals and the obliques.
Bicycle crunches are done on your back with your hands behind your head and knees lifted. Reach your right elbow to your left knee while extending your right leg. Move your left elbow to your right knee. Maintain smooth pedaling. Repeat the desired number of times.
Sit on the ground with bent knees and flat feet to do Russian twists. Lift your feet and lean back slightly maintaining your back straight. Join your hands and twist your torso, contacting the ground. Switch sides. Repeat the desired number of times.
Hold a pull-up bar tightly to complete hanging knee lifts. Pull your knees to your chest and keep your legs together. Lower them slowly without swinging. Control your movements. Repeat the desired number of times.
Eight repetitions to start. Add two repetitions every week until you reach 14 by month's end. Knee lifts with bent legs might lower intensity until you can complete the full leg raise.
Lower abdominal activation requires a steady core while moving limbs, which the dead bug exercise provides.
Lay on your back with your arms extended toward the sky and legs elevated with knees bent 90 degrees to perform a dead bug. Slowly stretch your right arm behind and left leg in front. Return to the start and switch sides. Keep your back flat. Repeat the desired number of times.
Start in a forearm plank, elbows below shoulders, to do an alternating leg lift. Make sure your body is straight by engaging your core. Straighten your right leg and raise it. Return to the start and switch legs. Repeat the desired number of times.
Plank jacks finish this lower-belly workout. Plank jacks combine core stabilization with exercise to burn fat and develop lower abdominal muscles.
Pushup plank with hands under shoulders is the starting position for plank jacks. Keep your body straight from head to heels by engaging your core. While in plank position, hop your feet outward like a jumping jack. Return to the start by jumping. Repeat the desired number of times.