Lower-belly fat is a common problem area for people looking to flatten their bellies and tighten their core. Although you can’t specifically spot target fat loss — as you lose weight, you can’t control which fat cells shrink from which body parts — you can target specific muscles with certain exercises.
To lose weight overall, it’s important to eat a healthy diet in a calorie deficit, incorporate cardio and HIIT exercise, and strength train your whole body. But if you’re looking to strengthen your lower ab muscles specifically, these 18 exercises are a great place to start. Best part? Most of them are equipment-free so you can do them right at home.