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What are the best lower ab exercises?
-Angie from Alexandria, VA
This is a very common question since the abs are one of the most frustrating sections of the body to develop. The truth is that good abdominal definition usually isn’t an issue of muscular development at all, it’s more of an issue of body fat levels. The lower abs seem to be a ‘holding cell’ for that last bit of stubborn body fat that just won’t come off easily. You see, if you have body fat covering your lower abs, it doesn’t matter how well defined they are from exercise – you just won’t see them underneath the layer of fat.
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