Gym Workouts for Building 6-Pack Abs

So, you are one of those who have always dreamt of getting a celebrity-body and 6-pack abs? If you haven’t yet achieved your goals yet, then it is quite possible that you might not be performing right gym workouts for getting the desired results. Of course, situps and crunches aren’t the secret behind getting 6-pack abs. In fact, excessive or repetitive spinal flexion can be the worst that can be done to your back, as the experts say it. Besides swapping crunches to perform moves that are more complex, it is necessary to eat proper diet to carve out those six-packs. However, there are some major gym workouts that will put you on right track in order to make the abs the way you want them!

Pullup

Grab the pullup bar in a way that your grip is a bit wider compared to your shoulder width. Pull the shoulder blades downwards and backwards, bend the legs behind yourself, cross the feet, squeezing your butts, and bracing your abs. This will get your core worked and it’s the starting point. Now start pulling your body upwards until the collarbone becomes parallel to the bar, and drive the elbows downwards in the direction of hips. Then, return back to starting point. In case if you can’t pull your body upwards then it is advisable to loop the exercise band on the bar as well as around the knees.

Sets: 3

Repetitions: Until Failure

Rest: 2 minutes between the sets

Pallof Press

Another of the best gym workouts that can earn you the 6-pack abs is Pallof Press. For this, a D-handle should be attached to the cable cross machine while adjusting the pulley at the height of your chest. Stand at a distance of 2 ft. from this machine and pull handle of the machine to the chest. If the machine is closest to your right shoulder then the handle should be held in the right hand while the left hand should act as a guide. When you are bracing the core, the handle should be pushed straight out as it ensures that handle remains right before your chest. In the end, return machine’s handle slowly to the chest.

Sets: 4

Repetitions: 10 reps. on either side

Rest: 1 minute between the sets

Medicine Ball Slam

For this gym workout, get a medicine ball that has fairly light weight and hold this ball right above the head. Now make sure that your torso is completely upright and that your posture is also good and then throw the ball downward directly at ground with maximum possible effort. Just take care as sometimes the ball bounces back towards you.

Sets: 3

Repetitions: 20

Rest: 1 minute between the sets

The Pendulum

For performing this exercise for 6-pack abs, lie flat on floor with your back facing the ground and raise the legs upwards, making 90-degree bending angle at your hips. Keep the legs straight in the same position and lower them towards your right. Allow your legs to almost reach the floor. Now return your legs back to upright position. Repeat the same on the left side. Now, keep repeating until you are done with prescribed number of reps.

Sets: 4

Repetitions: 10 on either side

Rest: 1 minute between the sets

While performing these gym workouts make sure that you follow the right workout plans and avoid any common workout mistakes. Make these gym workouts a part of your exercise routine until you get your 6-pack abs that you can flatter upon!