Six Pack Abs Exercises can be done at home, gym or at work. Ten Six Pack Abs exercises described below do not include any gym equipment. Exercises are performed to build power, tone and mass of the rectus abdominis muscles. An exercise also helps to build lateral abdominal muscles. Right and left Rectus Abdominis muscles are separated by thick rope of fibrous tissue in the midline. Each rectus abdominis muscles has 4 packs. Top three pack of muscles on each side makes a Six Pack Rectus Abdominis Muscles known as "SIX PACK ABS".

10 Exercises To Build Six Pack Abs Without Any Gym Equipment

Stretching of the upper arm and upper body is essential before starting the abdominal exercises.

Arm and Back Stretching Exercises Before Starting Six Pack Abs Exercises-

Arm Stretch-

  • Stand straight with both arms stretched on side.
  • Rotate the arm in and out for 10 repetitions.
  • While arm is stretched outward flex forearm at elbow for 10 repetitions.
  • Bring the stretched arm in front of the chest and hold for 5 seconds; repeat the exercise 10 times.

Back Stretch-

  • Stand straight with your feet apart in neutral position.
  • Lean forward with hands attempting to touch the leg between knee and big toe.
  • Maintain the position for 5 seconds (count up to 10)
  • Come back to straight position and extend back as much as possible.
  • Maintain the back extension for 5 seconds and come back to neutral position.
  • Repeat the exercise 5 times.

10 Six Pack Abs Exercises Without Any Gym Equipments-

6 Pack Abs Exercise #1: Abdominal "V" Crunch-

Abdominal "V" Crunch Exercise for Six Pack Abs

  • Lie on your back over the mattress.
  • Fold and rest the hand over the front of the chest.
  • Flex upper body and lower leg together.
  • Hold the knee with hand and immediately let it go.
  • Straighten the upper body and lower leg while using abdominal muscles.
  • Repeat the exercise 10 times.

6 Pack Abs Exercise # 2: Reverse Crunch-

Reverse Crunch Exercise for Six Pack Abs

  • Lie on your back.
  • Hold the arm behind the head while legs laid flat on the ground.
  • Bend the lower leg at knee and hip.
  • Bring the knee joint towards the abdomen as much as possible.
  • Keep the upper body straight against the ground.
  • Bring the knee in resting position.
  • Repeat the exercise 10 times.

6 Pack Abs Exercise #3: Vertical Leg Crunch-

Vertical Leg Crunch Exercise for Six Pack Abs

  • Lie on your back.
  • Hold the hand behind the head.
  • Flex the lower leg slowly using abdominal muscles at hip keeping knee joint extended (straight) position.
  • Keep the shoulder blade flat on the ground.
  • Repeat the exercise 10 times. .

6 Pack Abs Exercise #4: Straight Arm Crunch-

Straight Arm Crunch Exercise for Six Pack Abs

  • Lie on your back.
  • Stretch the upper arm on side of the body and keep flat on the ground.
  • Keep the lower leg extended against the ground.
  • Flex the upper body with upper arm stretched on the side.
  • Repeat the exercise 10 times.

6 Pack Abs Exercise #5: Full Sit-up Crunch-

Full Sit-up Crunch Exercise for Six Pack Abs

  • Lie flat on ground.
  • Flex knee and hip joint
  • Keep the foot firmly on the ground.
  • Hold both the arm over the chest.
  • Bend upper body close to knee joint as much as possible.
  • Repeat the exercise 10 times.

6 Pack Abs Exercise #6: Crunches in Sitting Position-

Crunches in Sitting Position Exercise for Six Pack Abs

  • Sit straight on chair.
  • Make sure foot is rested on the ground.
  • Hold both the hands behind the head.
  • Bend slowly forward using abdominal muscles.
  • Straighten the back slowly and sit straight.
  • Repeat the exercise 10 times.

6 Pack Abs Exercise #7: Crunch in Standing Position-

Crunch in Standing Position Exercise for Six Pack Abs

  • Stand straight with legs about feet apart.
  • Hold both hands behind the head.
  • Bend upper body forward as much as possible.
  • Do not bend lower leg.
  • Repeat the exercise 10 times.

6 Pack Abs Exercise #8: Hanging Leg Lift Crunch-

Hanging Leg Lift Crunch Exercise for Six Pack Abs

  • Use any fixed bar, which can hold your weight.
  • Hang on the bar with both the arms while knee is bent.
  • Bring the knee towards the abdomen.
  • Repeat the exercise 10 times.

6 Pack Abs Exercise #9: Ball Lift Crunch-

Ball Lift Crunch Exercise for Six Pack Abs

  • Lie flat on your back.
  • Hold the ball between the legs below the knee joint.
  • Keep arms flat on your side.
  • Lift the arm with both the leg as much as possible.
  • Hold the ball in final position as long as possible.
  • Bring the leg slowly to rest on the ground.
  • Repeat the exercise 10 times.

6 Pack Abs Exercise #10: Abdominal Crunches On The Ball-

Abdominal Crunches On The Ball Exercise for Six Pack Abs

  • Rest your lower back on a ball sized about 1.5 to 2 feet in diameter
  • Keep the arm crossed around your chest.
  • Curl your upper body towards the knee joint
  • Prevent the ball rolling while doing the exercise.
  • Repeat the exercise 10 times

Exercises can be done at home, work and during vacation in hotels. Ten repetition of each exercise can be done in three sets. During initial few weeks time taken for each sets of exercise is between 1.5 to 2 minutes. Later in 6 months each exercise can be done in one minute. One can complete all 10 exercises in 10 minutes.

Six Pack Abs Exercises Should Be Avoided For Following Reasons-

Consult primary care physician before considering above exercises.

Also Read:

10 Best Abs Exercises to Build a Six-Pack at Home Without Any Gym Equipments

Written, Edited or Reviewed By:

, MD, FFARCSI

Last Modified On: November 24, 2016

Pain Assist Inc.

Pramod Kerkar
  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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