We’re always chasing those elusive lower abdominals. But we’d also like to normalize a little softness around that region—it’s natural, it’s feminine, and it’s our bodies’ way of protecting our reproductive organs.
That being said, we love all areas of our body to be toned, strong, and resilient, so we’ll continue to find the best ways to work it out.
“Targeting lower abs is my jam,” says Shannon Nadj, founder of Hot Pilates.
“It’s all about connecting to your transverse abdominal muscle and controlling the movements from your center core. Remember to lengthen your lower back and maintain a deep scoop throughout these exercises. I like to visualize pulling my belly button into my spine to ensure that deep scoop is activated at all times.”
Let Shannon lead you through the killer workout with these moves below, or follow along with the video:
10x each—complete 3 rounds
Opposite arm cross crunches
Criss-cross scissor kicks at 45º angle
Crunches with leg raises
Extended leg hip lifts
Scissor leg kicks
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