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Seven Easy Exercises For A Six Pack

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The question I find I get asked most often is ‘how can I get a six pack?’

This article will detail the seven exercises to do in order to get you the six pack you are after, with the added bonus that you can do them all in the comfort of your own home.

How To Get A Six Pack

A chiselled six pack is near the top of every fitness enthusiast’s wish list. The problem is, a lot of people think that doing a few sit ups a day will get the six pack they want, but unfortunately, it’s not that easy. If it was then everybody would have one wouldn’t they?!

The two main factors to get a six pack are sticking to a strict diet, and using a specific workout plan which targets the abdominals. I have designed a couple of intense workouts which will help get you on track to your six pack goal.

The workout I will be giving you today has no rest periods and will take four minutes in total (yes just four minutes!!)

I will describe how to complete each exercise correctly. If you would like to see the exercises in action then watch the following ‘Home Ab Workout’ video from the My Workout Buddy Youtube channel below.

Exercise One – Crunches – 30 seconds

Lay with your back flat on the ground, feet on the floor and knees bent to about 45 degrees. Place your hands behind your head and raise your upper body whilst keeping your lower back on the floor.

ab crunch

Exercise Two – Plank – 30 seconds

Face down on your elbows and knees, straighten your legs and raise your body so you are supported by your elbows and toes. Do not arch your back.

mens plank

Exercise Three – Flutter Kicks – 30 seconds

Lay flat on your back with your arms by your side. Lift your legs about off the ground by around 15cm with a slight bend. Make small and rapid up and down alternating movements with your legs.

flutter kicks

Exercise Four – Side Plank – 30 seconds each side

Lie on one side, supported by your elbow. Let your top foot rest on your bottom foot and hold yourself up so you form a triangle with the floor. Hold and then repeat on your other side.

side plank

Exercise Five – Bicycle Crunch – 30 seconds

Lay flat on the floor facing the ceiling, lift your knees to a 45 degree angle and then go through a pedalling motion with your feet.

bicycle crunch

Exercise Six – Heel Touch – 30 seconds

Lay flat on the floor with your knees bent at a 45 degree angle with your feet flat on the floor and your arms by your side. Crunch forward and to the right and touch your right heel with your right hand, return to the starting position and repeat on your left hand side.

heel touch

Exercise Seven – Knee Raises – 30 seconds

Lay flat on the floor facing the ceiling with your legs in front of you. Keep your knees bent and raise your legs up to a 90 degree angle without moving your upper body.

Completing this workout will help you get a defined six pack, however, as mentioned earlier in the letter, there is another crucial factor which is your diet.


Have you ever heard the phrase ‘abs are made in the kitchen’? Well it isn’t used just as motivation. You could do the above workout everyday, but if you eat trash then you will never get a six pack. With abdominals the workout and the diet need to go hand in hand.

The key to getting the abs you are after is by avoiding fat storing foods such as carbohydrates. If you can have a low carb diet then this will help you get the results you want.

Quick Tips

  • Cut out the white bread and potatoes and swap it for whole grain bread and sweet potatoes.
  • Do not eat carbohydrates within three hours of going to bed. Your body uses carbohydrates for energy; if you eat carbohydrates and your body doesn’t use them to give you energy then it will be stored in your body as fat. It’s simple, if you don’t need the energy, don’t give your body the energy!

If you would like to know a few other secret tricks which will improve your results, then read head to and read the article written by me titled ‘six tricks for defined abs’.

If you would like me to answer some personal questions on your fitness and nutrition or even to tell me more about your workout routines then email me at and I will get back to you.

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Mark Bailey
Mark Bailey

Mark is the Co Founder of My Workout Buddy, a fitness app launching early 2015. For more advice on fitness or nutrition, head over to the My Workout Buddy website to view more of Mark's articles.


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