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Best Lower Abdominal Exercises for Women

Updated on June 19, 2012

The best lower abdominal exercises for women are the ones that will help them to get a great looking set of abs. For the most part there is no difference between the best lower abdominal exercises for women and the best ones for men except that women usually have more difficulty getting rid of the fat around their lower abs. There are three exercises that comprise the best lower abdominal exercises for women and which should form the core of any workout.

Probably the best lower abdominal exercises for women is the hanging leg raise. This one really works your lower abs. In order to do the hanging leg raise you are going to need a pull up bar. You simply hold the pull up bar and raise your knees as high as possible. This exercise can be made more difficult and therefore more effective by keeping your legs straight while you raise them. Although this is arguably the best lower abdominal exercises for women it is not one that is commonly used, mainly because most women don't have the upper body strength to hang from a pull up bar for long enough. If this is a problem you can try using parallel bars and supporting yourself between them, this will not require as much strength.

Probably the most commonly used of the lower abdominal exercises for women is the reverse crunch. This one is quite effective and it is fairly easy to do. To do the reverse crunch you simple lie on your back with your legs raised and your knees bent at ninety degrees. It should look like you are lying on your back with your legs resting on a bench. You will then simply pull your legs towards your chest while you raise your shoulders . Ideally you want to touch your knees to your chest. Of all the lower abdominal exercises for women this is probably the easiest to do so it should form one of the main parts of your workout.

The flutter kick is another of the best lower abdominal exercises for women. To do this one you simply lie down and raise your legs about six inches off of the ground. You will also want to liftyour shoulders as well. You then simply kick your legs as if you were swimming. It will not take long for you to start feeling this exercise in your lower abs.

The exercises listed here are some of the best lower abdominal exercises for women but they are far from the only ones that you can choose from. In fact it is generally agreed the the best way to be certain you are getting a good workout is to use as wide a variety of exercises as you can, this will keep your muscles from becoming accustomed to the workout. That being said you should make sure that the majority of your workout does use the best lower abdominal exercises for women so you canget the best results.

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