Workout Wednesday: Lower Ab Blast

Workout Wednesday: Lower Ab Blast

Feel your best for holiday party season with this quick and easy ab workout from our Pilates pro, Leila Cunningham. This move is a fun one that will also help you improve your posture.

Benefits: This ab-blasting workout can be done in just minutes! It works to strengthen the lower abdominal muscle group.  

Step 1:

Place hands behind your head and curl your upper body up. Rotate one leg from the hip joint, bend the knee, and place the foot on top of the knee of the other leg. Keep your hips parallel throughout the exercise.

Step 2:

Lift both legs up to 90 degrees, then lower them down until they are a few inches off the ground. Try to keep your pelvis still while moving your legs. Repeat 8 to 10 times for each leg.

Honest Tip: Keep the range of movement smaller to protect your lower back until you build up enough strength.  

~Leila, FitPilates

Leila Cunningham is a Certified Pilates Instructor based in Los Angeles, California. When she isn’t sharing her knowledge and passion for Pilates at her studio, she’s spending time with her husband and two beautiful daughters. For more fitness tips and easy exercises, check out her YouTube channel.

This post is solely for informational purposes. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for health advice. Before undertaking any course of exercise, you should seek the advice of your physician or other health care provider.

Be sure to check out the rest of our Workout Wednesday series for more powerful, yet practical, workouts!

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