How to get six pack abs may be one of the most asked questions a trainer will get from their students. When asked this question most trainers will tell you, “A lot of hard work.”
And certainly that is true. Of course people in their teens and early 20′s wont have to work as hard as older people because as we age, we collect body fat much easier. Women also have a disadvantage because their bodies automatically store more fat because their bodies are designed to bear and nourish babies.
That being said, there are plenty of ab exercises and ab workout routines you can use on a consistent basis to really begin to develop your abs and with the right diet, you can develop a six pack.
Here’s a few ab exercises you can use to answer how to get six pack abs. These ab exercises should be performed a minimum two to three times a week. Perform each ab exercise until your abs are fatigued and you can’t do another. This fatigue should take place between thirty and ninety seconds or fifteen to twenty reps. Work at doing each ab exercise slow and go for two to three sets for each exercise.
How to Get Six Pack Abs Exercise #1: The Reverse Crunch
Lie down flat on the ground with your knees a few inches off the floor, together, and at a ninety degree angle, arms at your side. Concentrate on contracting your abs as you lift your hips up and in towards your rib cage. Make sure to breathe out as your abs contract and to breathe in as you return back to the starting position. This ab exercise works the lower abdominal region.
How to Get Six Pack Abs Exercise #2: Bent Elbow Plank
Start this ab exercise by lying flat on your belly then lift yourself up off the ground like you were going to do a push up, only prop yourself up on your forearms rather than your hands. Hold that position while contracting your abs for a minute to ninety seconds. Be sure to keep your back straight as a plank and don’t rest for the entire minute.
This ab exercise works the entire mid section and will strengthen your core, particularly the transversus abdominus. Getting good at this will help reduce back injury and increase strength in your back as well.
How to Get Six Pack Abs Exercise #3: The Bicycle
For this ab exercise lye down on your back with your knees and hips bent at a ninety degree angle and your chest slightly bent towards your ribs, hands behind your head. Perform this move by crunching your abs together, pulling your right knee in while bringing your left elbow towards the right knee and extending the left knee. Keep all the movement in the midsection as you rotate your abs to pull in your left knee, extending the right and bringing your right elbow towards your left knee. Try to keep your arm from crossing your face.
This last ab exercise will work your obliques and the rectus abdominus. Performing all these exercises correctly will sculpt your torso and you should see a significant difference in about six weeks or so. Again consistency will be the major player in success here. So keep with it and believe it is possible.