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Strength

The Belly-Melting Workout

Overview

We get it: You want to see your lower abs. But what you might not realize is that your rectus abdominis muscle, or abdominal wall, actually covers your entire midsection and connects at your pelvis. Still, women are constantly searching for exercises that will help eliminate that dreaded lower-belly pooch. (We got your attention, right?) And now the search is over! Most of these effective exercises target multiple abdominal muscles, so you'll maximize your belly-burn with every rep.

How to do this Workout

Do the prescribed number of sets and reps for each exercise consecutively, taking a short 45-60 second rest in between sets.

Perform the full workout on 3-4 non-consecutive days per week.

Another option is to pick a few of your favorite moves and do them after a cardio session or add them into your regular strength training routine.

Circuit : Do 1 set of each exercise in a group consecutively, without rests in between. Once  these exercises have been completed, repeat the circuit again - doing 1 set of each with no rests in between. Continue until prescribed number of total sets are performed

Strength : Complete all sets of an exercise at the same time with rests in between. Then move to the next exercise.

Superset : Two moves done consecutively (like a circuit) with no rests in between.

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Weekly Routine

  • day 1 Workout
  • day 2 Rest
  • day 3 Workout
  • day 4 Rest
  • day 5 Workout
  • day 6 Rest
  • day 7 Rest
  • workout
  • Rest
** - as much as possible; @ - each side
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