There are various exercises that you can do to tone your belly. But, picking the right one for the right area is very important. When it comes to toning up your muffin top, there is nothing better than doing scissors abs.
Scissors abs are basically a variant of leg raises but the move and the hold make it more impactful. This one focuses primarily on the lower abdomen, an area where most of the fat accumulation and water retention is noticed. What’s more, scissors abs also work other muscles like your glutes, inner thighs, and lower back region.
The move is a fairly easy one and even beginners can do it without facing any trouble. So, here’s how can perform this move:
1. Lie down on your back and place your arms by the sides. Lift your legs at a 45-degree angle. Your legs should be pointed straight into the air above your hips. Keep your abs tight.
Tip: If you can’t hold the legs up, try placing your hands below the butt for support.
2. Now, you have to move your legs in the opposite direction, like you are making a giant V. Now, bring your legs towards each other and cross them over each other like you are making an X with them.
So, you have to bring each of your legs up over the other (making an X) alternatively.
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To make this more interesting and effective, you can lift up your upper body to increase the contraction and then do the scissors move with your legs.
You can also hold your legs for 10 to 15 seconds after doing the reps to maximise the impact of this exercise. This will help you burn more fat around the abdomen region.
Roll that mat out and try this exercise to tone that lower belly.