what is the best excercise to build up six packs on my abs ?

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  1. nnfaris5 macrumors member

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    what is the best excercise to build up six packs on my abs ?
     
  2. OutThere macrumors 603

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  3. fotografica macrumors 68040

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    Guess what OP??No single exercise is going to give you six pack abs..You obviously don't have any idea what goes into six pack abs. It's a combination. Nutrition,exercise and some genetics all play a part in developing six pack abs. Bottom line>>> It isn't easy and takes LOTS of commitment and time to develop a washboard stomach...
     
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    The closest is real sit-ups. Rick Rude was a strong proponent of them, and it showed.

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  5. BoyBach macrumors 68040

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    Nah, six packs are easy! :D :p
     
  6. nakamuramori2 macrumors regular

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    i tried so hard but i never make the lower 2 packs.
     
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    the lower 2 packs come out when you work your obliques (the muscles in front of your hip bone kinda). this is what pulls your skin taut across your abs so you look like Phelps.

    the other way is to do some sort of exercise that burns high amount of calories and pair it with a low cal diet. ex: swim/run/boxing + easy on the meat + heap on the fruits and veggies. thus whatever fat that was covering the last 2 packs melts away.

    personally i recommend a combination of the two methods...
     
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    Six-packs are a function of body fat moreso than muscle size. Any form of stomach crunch + running. Targeted weight-loss is a myth, there is no way to get a six-pack without dropping your bf%.
     
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    Exactly - this myth is so widespread, it's astounding.
     
  11. Phillyzero macrumors regular

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    Seriously, like it's been said, even if you have intensely strong abdominal muscles, if you don't lose your body fat it won't show.
     
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    Starvation.
     
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    not to mention even IF it did work, it would be gross to have ripped abs and pudgy everywhere else lol
     
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    A lot of it is genetics. Some people have to work so hard to get, and then maintain a six-pack, that it may not be worth it.

    If you're genetically the type of person with a fast metabolism and slimmer body, it'll be much easier for you. If you're not, then drop your body fat level. You may not even need to do ab exercises if your %bf is low enough. Of course, doing ab workouts will make them look even better, as they'll get bigger and show more easily.
     
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    Genetics is a big player for the Apollo's Belt (Adonis Belt, Trough of Ilium, etc etc)..

    It's a common myth too that you can target either upper or lower abdominals: It's all one big muscle. It may flex differently for different exercises but it's all the same. Do any exercise that works the upper portion (situps, for eg) and leg raises. The scissor Crunches work great (where you raises both the legs and torso at the same time)

    And then throw in an oblique exercise, burn off some body fat, and you'll take it as far as you can - but everyone's different.
     
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    step one: lay on your back

    step two: put six-packs on abs.
     
  17. darkwing macrumors 65816

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    Man it's really tough but it's doable. The main rule is BUCKETS. Seriously. If your food didn't come in an almost see-through bucket, then don't eat it. The more the better. You should be eating at least 6 or 7 bucket fulls a day.

    The next thing is to move as little as possible. Avoid elevators or escalators, and try not to let yourself get angry when driving home from work. (It burns calories!) Be sure to do nothing in your leisure time except watch tv and eat from more buckets.

    If you maintain this regimen for a few years you'll probably manage to get at least 3 or 4 rolls on your stomach. Going for 6 is really a lot of work, and it will take time, but in the end it's worth it.
     
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    Abs are made in the kitchen, not the gym. Oversimplified statement but it tends to hold true. If you've got chub, no amount of ab work is going to make you look chiselled. Reduce your body fat by whatever means, (cardio and diet, especially by cutting bloaty carb laden foods), and the results you get from working your abs will be a lot better.
     
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    I guess the 6-pack of beer a day diet isn't the type of workout and result the OP wants.
     

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