If you are thinking about beginning a 6 pack abs workout, it means that you are already in shape, and you know the importance of high quality nutrition and an active and organized lifestyle. Otherwise, you must take it slowly, because 6 pack abs are hard to achieve; you must first eliminate the excess fat that covers your tummy and gain some strength that will allow you to perform high intensity exercises that will result in divine abs.
The abdominal area is hard to shape, even for those who are fit and have precise curves. Especially men tend to gain more fat in their stomach area, but this also happens to women, especially after they have reached their thirties. Still, anyone can achieve 6 pack abs with hard effort and discipline.
Your 6 pack abs workout must become a routine if you want to achieve the results you hope for. Here are some exercises that you can perform in your following months of training.
1. Sit Ups
Lie on the floor – on the carpet or on some sturdy mattress that will keep your back comfortable. Place your toes under whatever piece of furniture that allows you to do this – in order to make sure you keep the right position during the workout. Bend your knees and always keep them like this, in order to take the pressure off your back. You may keep your hands across your chest, or you may use them to support your head. Anyways, do not pull on your head because this will bring significant damage to your neck. Lift your torso until it becomes perpendicular to the floor. Maintain this position for a second, and then easily go back.
In order to transform this simple exercise into an efficient 6 pack abs workout, you can work with an ab bench, which will enable you to work with different inclines and perform difficult movements.
You can also perform twisted sit ups, by twisting your torso to the left, and then to the right, touching your knee with the opposite elbow.
Crunches can become an excellent 6 pack abs workout if you help yourself with a piece of furniture that will support your calves. The correct position is when your hamstrings are perpendicular to the ground. You should perform several movements at the same time: use your lower abdominal muscles to detach your hips from the floor; use your upper abdominal muscles to raise your shoulders and back; make an effort and move your shoulders towards your hips. Once there, exhale and maintain your position for one to three seconds.
3. Vertical Leg Raises
While laid on your back, put your hands under your bottom and raise your legs vertically, so that the toes are pointing to the sky. Stay like this with your legs together or even crossed. Try and lift your pelvis; if necessary, push down with your hands. Keep your legs vertical and push them along with your hips until you feel your middle and lower stomach are very tense.
Combine these exercises in one intense 6 pack abs workout, and, with patience, you will get the beautiful, fit stomach you have been dreaming of.