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How to Get a Six Pack

Let me guess… you were wondering how to get a six pack without sit ups. Am I right? Trust me you’re not the only one who hates sit ups. I detest doing them as well and today I will be showing you not 1, not 2, but 11 alternatives.

First of all what’s your BMI? Generally people don’t have a six pack because they’re fat and/or have small abdominal muscles. If you fall in the former category then you should checkout this diet, but you don’t necessarily need to have a very low BMI for your abs to stand out. I’ve seen men with significant amounts of body fat who still had a six pack. This happens because their abdominal muscles are huge. If you follow a strict abdominal workout then you should be able to get a six pack even if you’re a little on the fatter side, so don’t obsess too much over weight loss. Building muscle is more important.

Now, performing different exercises will make the ab workout routine less boring for most people, so here’s a comprehensive list of abdominal exercises for you (in no particular order):

 

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Core Strengthening Exercises

The importance of core strength cannot be overstated. Speak to any fitness guru or professional sports coach and they will always refer to core strength as being a huge factor in strength building. First of all I should clear the misconception that core strength refers to the strength of the abdominal muscles. Abdominal strength is a part of it but core strength refers to the strength of your entire torso.

Now there are many different exercises that you can incorporate into a core training program. For some, these core exercises will be challenging enough on their own. For others, you may wish to consider incorporating weights into the exercise to make it harder. Let’s take a look at some of these core strengthening exercises in more detail.

 

Sit Ups

We might as well start with the most popular core strengthening exercise – the sit up. Sit ups are beneficial in working the abdominals and other stomach muscles, which are an important part of your core. With sit ups, try to focus on form rather than speed, and difficulty rather than quantity. If they are easy for you to perform then do them while holding some weight or while wearing a weighted vest. You can also do them upside down like this:

sit ups upside down

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