Your abs are one of the most difficult areas of your body to sculpt and shape.
Do you realize a body fat of just 10% is the standard to even see your abs? You can do as many sit-ups or crunches as you want, in fact you probably do have a 6-pack, but with a body fat in excess of 10%, you won’t be seeing the 6-pack anytime soon.
A full diet and exercise plan are required to achieve and maintain six pack abs. A plan that involves burning fat and keeping it off!
If you have come here to learn about how to get a 6-pack, I can tell you right away it involves full-body exercises to burn off fat and maintaining a good diet and more. One of the best books I’ve ever read on the subject of six-pack abs are The Truth About Six-Pack Abs. You can only get it online. I completely recommend this to anyone after trying it myself – it is packed with 106 pages of information which answers just about any question you might have about achieving a 6-pack. The author also gives you diet and meal suggestions which are essential in your 6-pack goals. I personally still use The Truth About Six-Pack Abs as reference to this day. Check it out now here!
Some calisthenic cxercises for Abs:
- Various Sit ups
- Various Crunches
- Various Squats (indirectly workout your abs)
- Various Push ups (indirectly)
- Leg Raises – Lay on your back flat on the floor, legs are straight out also. Arms at your sides. Slowly raise your legs 90 degrees bending only at the hips until they are perpendicular to the ground. Slowly go back down.
- Hanging Leg Raises – Similar to leg raises but you will hang from equipment such as The Perfect Pullup or the Iron Gym Pullup Bar.
- Ab rolls – An exercise done with the help of a small piece of equipment known as an ab roller. This is what it looks like. You use it by getting on your knees, or feet for a very advanced workout, and grasping the handles. You begin by rolling forward as much as you can and rolling back towards your knees or your feet. Don’t go too far if you’re starting out! This also works out the arms and forearms tremendously.
There’s really not much to it than that! Doing these everyday will definitely give you a six pack, but to be able to see it you must lose the body fat!
If you decide to try an ab roller, this one is much more stable and safer because it has 4 wheels. Ab rollers such as this, Click Here, are lower in price, but the I would be afraid of being unable to balance myself or slipping and injuring myself.
Your core “mid-section” is very important in your day-to-day activities. Every time you bend over at the hips to pick something off the floor you use your abs to get back up. You also engage your abs when walking up a flight of stairs because you are doing small leg raises to get on those steps. There are many things you do throughout the day that engages muscles you often overlook, and if you add in various athletic activities you definitely know how important it is to have a strong core mid-section.
The real challenge with your abs are the aesthetic goals. Everyone wants them, few can achieve them. Those few are the ones who stay consistent, motivated, and continue to push themselves until they go above and beyond their goals. You can too! The change starts with you, so find out what you want, why you want it, and don’t let anything stop you!