Abs & Core Workouts

Try These 3 Exercises For Sexy 8 Pack Abs

Here is an intense abdominal workout based on three exercises that will help build a thick set of 8 pack abs.

It goes without saying that an abs workout is more of a chore than something fun. It gets even worse when you have to maintain them because abs take a lot of hard work backed by a solid diet plan to reveal.

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Undoubtedly, a healthy diet is paramount when it comes to developing a nice pack of abs but without a solid and effective program or workout, you are far away from getting that toned look.

Exercises For A Sexy Set Of 8 Pack Abs

Eight is greater and sexier than six!

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Today, we’ll go through three very effective exercises that help you surpass the six pack landmark and develop a sexy set of 8 pack abs. Before that, let us take a sneak peek of what actually makes up the abs.

  • Rectus Abdominus: It’s the coveted six-pack muscle and has more than six heads.
  • Transverse Abdominus: it’s the deep muscle of your core, lying just underneath the other muscles that are essential for trunk stability.
  • Internal And External Obliques: The diagonal muscles that works to rotate your torso and stabilize the abdomen.

Here are the three exercises to follow:

1. Lying Leg Raises

We’ll be doing it with an incline to put more pressure on the lower abs. The set and rep range will be high so get ready to make your abs scream.

Lying Leg Raises

How to Perform?

  • Lie on the adjustable ab bench with an inclination of 45-degrees.
  • This way, your back will be inclined at 45-degree and your legs extended in front of you.
  • Grab the handlebar with both the hands behind your head and brace your core.
  • With your knees slightly bent but locked, raise your legs until they make a 90-degree angle with the floor.
  • Hold the contraction for a while on the top and gradually lower your legs to the starting position.
  • Perform five sets of 20 reps each with a minute break in between.

2. Hanging Knee Raises

I’d recommend performing this on a pull-up bar with full control because most people would do it on a chest dip. Here’s what you need to do.

Hanging Knee Raises

 

How to Perform?

  • Grab the overhead bar at shoulder’s width and brace your core.
  • Now, raise your knees until the upper legs break a 90-degree angle.
  • Gradually lower your knees to the starting position and get ready for another rep.
  • Make sure that your body doesn’t rumble or swings too much while raising your knees.
  • Also, avoid using wrist wraps as we have to be fully functional and develop strong forearms along with abs.
  • Do four sets of 20 reps each.

3. Hanging Leg Raises

It’s the variation of hanging knee raises and you’ll be doing it on the pull-up bar but this time, we’ll be raising our legs instead of knees.

Hanging Leg Raises

How to Perform?

  • Get under the pull-up bar and grab it at shoulder’s width.
  • Now, gradually raise your legs straight with the knees slightly bent until they break a 90-degree angle with the body and legs.
  • If you feel a lot of stretch in your hamstrings, stretch them out before starting the exercise.
  • Once again, the whole exercise has to be executed in a controlled manner.
  • Do four sets of 20 reps each.

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