How Do You Work Out the Lower Abs and Love Handles?

How Do You Work Out the Lower Abs and Love Handles?

The term "lower abs" refers to your rectus abdominus muscle. There are many exercises to work the lower abs and eliminate love handles. To perform the exercises, you need a mat or towel to protect your back from injury.

  1. Do the 90-degree static press

    Lie flat on your back with both your hips and knees at 90-degree angles. Press your palms against your thighs. Take a deep breath. While you exhale, tighten your abs and press your lower back against the ground. Release your muscles after one count.

  2. Do the resisted leg stretch

    Lie flat on your back and bend your knees towards your chest. Hold the top of your right thigh and extend your left leg. Lean forward while pushing against your right thigh. Hold this position for one count. Then, repeat this process with the opposite leg.

  3. Do the U-boat exercise

    Sit on the ground with your knees bent and your feet flat. Lean backwards and prop yourself up with your forearms. Tighten your abs and lift your feet off the ground, keeping your knees bent. Bring your legs to the left. Then return your legs to the ground, and lift them to the right to create a "U" with your knees.