This exercise works well because it constantly contracts the lower abdominal muscles, building muscular endurance and tone. Leg lifts can considerably reduce the pouch-like lower tummy when done correctly. This workout targets the lower rectus abdominis.
Lay on your back with your hands at your sides or under your glutes to execute scissor kicks. Engage your core and lift both legs a few inches. Lift one leg and lower the other scissor-style. Avoid touching the ground and alternate the movements. Repeat 45 seconds.
Start in a forearm plank with elbows under shoulders to do hip dips. Engage your core and stand straight from head to heels. After dipping your right hip, return to the middle and dip your left. Maintain a strong core and controlled movement. Repeat 45 seconds.
This exercise raises your heart rate for cardiovascular benefit and works your lower abdomen to propel your knees forward. This workout targets rectus abdominis, obliques, and hip flexors.
Lay on your back with your arms at your sides and palms down to reverse crunch. Kneel and raise to make your thighs perpendicular to the ground. Curl your pelvis off the floor to engage your core and pull your knees to your chest. Slowly restore your legs to the beginning posture without touching the ground.