Lean back to prop your upper body up on your elbows (your back should remain lifted), palms facing down. Brace your abs in tight and lift your legs into a 90-degree angle (knees should be touching), toes pointed. It has been stated that the lower abs are one of the parts of the body, where it is extremely tough to shed weight. Most individuals who have excess lower abdominal fat find it difficult to lose the fat even with a training routine and good diet. Therefore, it requires a strong training routine that will help to sculpt the muscles of the lower abdomen.
There are several training methods and diets that might prove to be effective in reducing lower abdominal fat, but it is important that you consult your physician before following any training program or diet if you are/have been suffering from any health conditions.
How To Burn Fat In The Lower Abs
Perform High Intensity Cardio regularly
Cardio is one of the most proven techniques that will help you to burn calories as well as lose fat. Low-intensity cardio exercises are helpful in burning calories, but may prove to be ineffective when it comes to shedding weight from the lower abs.
It has been proven that high-intensity cardio is effective in reducing the fat from the lower abdominals. Instead of performing 30-45 minutes of low intensity cardio for five-six days, you should perform 25-30 minutes of high intensity cardio four times a week.
Include Weight Training In Your Exercise Routine
Weight training is extremely important when it comes to losing weight due to the fact that it helps in increasing your metabolism. Cardio is considered to be beneficial in burning the excess fat but weight training is helpful in adding shape to the muscles of the lower abs. Weight training helps in boosting your metabolism, which will help you to lose weight even if you’re sleeping.
It has been proven that a hormone named cortisol is released as the person experiences stress. When the levels of this hormone increase to a high level, it is known to result in the development of certain problems. According to several research studies, it has been pointed out that high levels of cortisol are known to be responsible for the accumulation of fat, especially in the abdominal region. It is important that you eliminate elements that trigger stress in your life and follow a regular exercise plan such walking in the park or cycling.
Reduce Carbohydrate Intake
It has been observed that the negative effects of excess carbohydrate consumption are known to show first in the lower abdominals. When it comes to losing lower abdominal fat, it is important that you avoid the consumption of processed carbohydrates which are found mostly in candies, desserts and soft drinks.
You should aim to consume foods such as whole wheat bread, pasta, cereal and oatmeal in your diet, but in moderate quantities. Fruits and vegetables are known to be excellent for losing weight from the lower abs as compared to whole grains due to the fact that whole grains contain a very large amount of carbohydrates, which may cause fat gain, if not burned up.