Traditional core exercises sculpt upper abs but often neglect the elusive lower abdominal muscles. To address this, we’ve enlisted fitness expert Kira Stokes, who emphasizes the key to lower abdominal success lies in the interplay between legs and the brain. Lower abs activate when legs are in motion, tied to the hip flexors.
The challenge is avoiding feeling these exercises in the hip flexors, requiring heightened mental focus on the lower abdomen throughout each movement. Mastering the plank position is crucial before delving into 8 recommended exercises by Stokes for optimal effectiveness in lower abdominal toning. Embark on this transformative journey with exercises curated by Stokes, whose six-pack sets the standard for aspirational fitness goals.
- Assume a plank position, supporting your body with your hands and placing a dumbbell or kettlebell beneath them.
- Lift one arm’s weight to the top and lower it slowly.
- Repeat the movement with the other arm.
- Aim for 10 to 15 repetitions with each arm.