It’s officially summer, and that means beach days, sunshine, and swimsuits! To celebrate the season, we’re sharing a few of our favorite simple moves to sculpt your lower abs. With these moves, you’ll be feeling extra tight and toned for summer! Plus, having a strong core is essential to keep you balanced and help you maintain proper form during your workouts. The lower abs are especially important for keeping proper posture throughout the day and standing tall and confident!

You can add these moves into your usual workout routine or pair them with any workout on! They’re all equipment free so you can do them anytime, anywhere!

Go through two to three circuits.

1. Tuck Jumps: Start in a squat position with your arms behind you, making sure that your knees don’t go past your toes. Use your arms to propel you straight up into the air. Bring your knees to meet your elbows in front of your core. Land softly on your feet back in a squat position.

Complete as many reps as you can in 30 seconds.

Not only do tuck jumps tone your lower abs, but they also boost your metabolism for major fat burning perks!

2. Standing Knee to Elbow: Begin standing with feet hip-width apart and hands clasped in front of you. Raise your right knee up while crunching your upper body toward the right side until your left elbow meets your right knee. Return to starting position, then repeat on the other side.

Complete 15 reps on each side, 30 total.

3. Single Leg Lowers: Start on your back with arms and legs extended straight to the sky. Slowly lower opposite arm and leg to the ground. Return to start position and alternate sides.

Complete 10 reps on each side, 20 total.

4. V Sit Crunch: Start laying on your back. Lift your upper body and crunch as you lift your legs. Lower your upper body and legs into a straight line, keeping feet off the ground.

Complete 20 reps.

5. Toe Touch Crunch: Begin by laying on the ground, arms and legs fully extended out. Reach your right arm up to touch your left toe at center. Slowly lower back down. Repeat on the opposite side.

Complete 10 reps on each side, 20 total.

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What are your favorite ab exercises? Share them with us @BritandCo and @ToneItUp!

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