Home »  Living Healthy »  These Are By Far The Best Exercises For Getting Six-Pack Abs

These Are By Far The Best Exercises For Getting Six-Pack Abs

Following a proper diet and doing exercises which focus especially on your mid-section can help achieve six-pack abs.

These Are By Far The Best Exercises For Getting Six-Pack Abs

Six-pack abs is a popular trend in Bollywood


  1. Six-pack abs is an attractive body type
  2. It takes a lot of hard work to achieve six-pack abs
  3. Varun Dhawan, Tiger Shroff and John Abraham have six-pack abs

Having 6-pack abs can surely make you look attractive but to achieve these abs one needs to put in a lot of hard work and dedication. Many of our Bollywood stars flaunt six pack abs like a complete pro. From Ranveer Singh to Tiger Shroff, John Abraham, Hrithik Roshan and Varun Dhawan, six-pack abs have been a style statement for quite some time now. To achieve six-pack abs, you need a lot more than endless crunches and sit-ups. Following a proper diet and doing exercises which focuses especially on your mid-section are going to help you achieve six-pack abs.

six pack abs

These are the best exercises for getting six-pack abs
Photo Credit: iStock

Following are the best exercises which will help you have six-pack abs:

1. Seated leg tucks

This exercise helps in developing upper and lower rectus abdominis. You simply need to sit on a bench crosswise. Raise your legs, bend your knees and lean backward at 45 degree angle. Hold on to the side for support. Use a scissor movement and curl your upper body towards pelvis while rounding your back. Raise your knees towards your head and make body look like a v-shape. The exercise will make your upper and lower abdominals crunch together.

Also read: 10 Best Foods For Flat Abs

2. Ab crunch machine

This machine in the gym is quite an essential one for your six-pack abs. Use the ab crunch machine regularly in the gym and perform your reps nicely and slowly. Make sure that your abdominals feel a burn as they work in the movement.

3. Cable crunches

This exercise helps in developing upper and lower rectus abdominis. To perform cable crunches, you need to attach a rope to an overhead pulley. Grab each end of the rope and kneel down while holding the rope in front of your forehead.

Bend and curl your torso downward in a way that your back rounds. Move towards your knees. You should feel the stretch on your abdominal muscles which crunch together. To increase the effectiveness of the exercise, squeeze your ab muscles at the end of the movement for 3 seconds and release. Slowly return to the position in which you started.

Also read: Ladies, Get A Flat Tummy With These Super Effective Abs Exercises

4. Exercise ball pull-in

This exercise helps and develops your lower rectus abdominis. Get in a position where your feet is resting on the ball and your hands are down on the floor in a push-up position. Now, try tucking your knees towards your chest. The ball will roll in the same direction along with your feet. Pause for a second once your knees are close to the chest, release and get back to the starting position.

5. Hanging knee raise

This exercise helps in shaping and developing lower rectus abdominis. Hang up straight from a pull-up bar or any bar which is strong enough to hold your weight. Keep your feet together. Raise your knees towards your chest. Raise them as high as you can. Pause for a few seconds while you squeeze your lower abdomen. Lower your feet back down and repeat the movement.

Also read: 7 Exercises To Get Flat Abs Like Disha Patani​

6. Jackknife sit-up

Listen to the latest songs, only on JioSaavn.com

This exercise helps in shaping your intercostals, external obliques and pectineus. To perform the jackknife sit-up, you need to sit on the floor while holding a medicine ball, your feet out in front of you. Bend your knees slightly and lift your feet slightly up from the ground. Your ankles should be together. Lean back so that your torso is at 45 degrees from the floor. Hold the medicine ball out straight from your chest, arms only slightly bent. Twist your torso over to one side and try to bring the medicine ball towards the floor. Pause for a moment and repeat the same action in the opposite side. 

Disclaimer: This content including advice provides generic information only. It is in no way a substitute for qualified medical opinion. Always consult a specialist or your own doctor for more information. NDTV does not claim responsibility for this information.


DoctorNDTV is the one stop site for all your health needs providing the most credible health information, health news and tips with expert advice on healthy living, diet plans, informative videos etc. You can get the most relevant and accurate info you need about health problems like diabetes, cancer, pregnancy, HIV and AIDS, weight loss and many other lifestyle diseases. We have a panel of over 350 experts who help us develop content by giving their valuable inputs and bringing to us the latest in the world of healthcare.

................... Advertisement ...................


................... Advertisement ...................

................... Advertisement ...................

................... Advertisement ...................

--------------------------------Advertisement---------------------------------- -