How To Get Six Pack Abs
Most guys want to know how to get six pack abs, and if you're one of them you don't need me to tell you, it takes a lot of hard work. You can make it easier by taking care of yourself—eat a healthy diet and get plenty of exercise, because no matter how tight and taut your muscles are, no one's going to notice if you've buried them under a layer of fat. Follow these tips and you too can have the six pack abs of your dreams.
- Put yourself ahead of the game. All the toning and strengthening exercises in the world won't get you six pack abs if you're unhealthy and overweight. Eat right and do plenty of cardio exercises to burn calories, boost your metabolism and stay slim.
- Isolate your lower abs with reverse crunches. To tone your lower abs with reverse crunches, lie flat on the floor and lift your legs into the air (you can bend your knees if you need to, but keep your lower back pressed into the floor). Place your hands on either side of your hips and lift your hips by contracting your lower abs. Start with ten to fifteen repetitions, adding more as you get stronger.
- Strengthen your torso with the plank. Strengthening your torso builds the solid foundation on which your six pack rests. Lie face down on the floor, and then lift yourself onto your hands and feet as if you were about to do a push-up. Hold the position as long as you can, up to 90 seconds.
- Bicycle crunches turn your keg into a six pack. The bicycle crunch works on your obliques and is one of the most effective workouts for your abs. Lie on the floor with your hands behind your head, and bend your knees so that your feet are parallel with the floor and your knees are stacked directly over your hips. Contract your abs as you lift your left shoulder towards your right knee and extend your left leg upward at an angle (the motion of your legs should be similar to pedaling a bicycle). Return your left leg to the bent position and lift your right shoulder toward your left knee to complete one repetition; start with fifteen to twenty repetitions and add more as you gain strength.