Did you know that most ab exercises target the upper part of your abdominal muscles? Exercises like crunches and sit-ups barely work your lower abs.
Today’s workout will activate these neglected muscles and strengthen your core. And the best part is you’ll perform the exercises while standing.
Unlike floor exercises, standing exercises activate more muscle groups and improve your balance.
I may also note that this workout will keep you energetic all day. If you do it in the morning, it will boost your energy and keep your metabolism elevated.
Maintaining proper form will help you get the most out of this workout. Therefore, watch the demonstrations below the video if you don’t know how to perform any of the exercises in the routine.
9-Minute Standing Lower Abs Workout
Below are the exercises in the routine and how to perform them properly.
Jumping Oblique Twists
This warm-up exercise will activate your calves and oblique muscles.
Twist your torso as much as possible with each jump and land on the balls of your feet to reduce the impact on your knees and ankles.
High Knee Chops
High knee chops will engage your lower abs and oblique muscles. They’ll also improve your balance.
Raise your knee as high as possible and squeeze your oblique muscles as you lower your arms.
Squat with Knee Tuck Twist
When done properly, squats help tone your lower abs. But if you want to get the most out of this exercise, you need to add the knee tuck twist to it.
Raise your knee as high as possible and squeeze your oblique muscle. Remember to maintain proper form while squatting.
Step Back Jacks with Knee Tuck
This exercise will activate your legs, lower abs, and improve your balance. Tighten your abdominal muscles as much as possible every time you tuck your knee.
Torso Twist to High Kick
This unique exercise is quite challenging because it requires a lot of balance. It mainly targets your oblique muscles. And it also works your legs and the lower abs.
Keep your ab muscles tight and kick your foot until it’s parallel to the floor. Keep the foot straight on each rep.
Standing bicycles will work your entire midsection and strengthen your legs. Your knee should touch the opposite elbow on each rep.
Also, return your torso to the starting position before crunching to the opposite side. Avoid moving your torso from side to side.
Bent Over Pop Lateral Raise
Bent over pop lateral raise will give you a full-body workout and improve your coordination. Keep your back straight and knees slightly bent.
Land on the balls of your feet to reduce the impact on your leg joints.
Reverse Lunge to Hip Flexor Stretch
This exercise will build your leg muscles, strengthen your core, and loosen your hip flexors. Stretch the hand over your head as far as possible and bend your hips forward in order to stretch your hip flexors.
If you want to build abs at home, use this workout and the others in the fat blaster sequence.
Unlike the disorganized workouts online, this sequence gives you progressive workouts that allow you to transform your body in the shortest time humanly possible.