Six pack abs are great, but how about a full set of gleaming eight pack abs? That would certainly make you stand out from a crowd. On this page there is the information needed to get you the 8 pack abs you want and deserve.
Workouts to Get an 8 Pack
My advice on how to get an 8 pack would be through intense exercises that concentrate on your core muscles. The truth of the matter is, while performing abdominal exercises on a regular basis, you can easily get 6 pack abs. This way, reaching to an 8 pack is easier (as compared to no abs). So, if you haven’t worked on your abdominal muscles, ever, you need to begin now. First concentrate on getting a 6 pack and then you can make plans on achieving the final 2. And when you do reach this position, here are some exercises that will help you get there.
Keep an exercise mat on the floor and sit on it. In this workout, your body will look like a ‘V’ shape.
Keep your abs contracted and raise both legs upward.
At 45? angle, hold your legs and place hands in front of you.
Keep elbows straight and try to touch your shins. To do this, your hips need to be firm on the floor.
Hold this position for 10 seconds (or for however long you can).
Release and come back to starting position. Do this exercise 3 to 4 times a week; 10 repetitions.
These sit ups are slightly different. Place an exercise mat on the floor and lie down.
Bend your knees and keep your feet flat on the floor. Place a weight on your chest and hold it with your hands.
Slowly, you will lift your upper body and keep the lower body still. As you do so, contract your abdominal muscles.
Stop when you reach a 45? angle from the floor. Hold this position till you are comfortable.
Return back to starting position when you feel strained. Repeat this workout 2-3 times a week and do 10 repetitions.
Hanging Leg Raises
Stand underneath a pull-up bar and grab it with both hands.
Keep your legs straight, feet touching one another, and relax.
Your hands will be slightly wider shoulder-width apart. Now inhale.
While exhaling, you will raise both legs and bend your knees.
Bring legs up so that your thighs are parallel to the floor. Hold the position for a second or two.
Come back the starting position and lightly touch the floor.
Do 3 to 4 sets of 15 repetitions. You can increase the intensity by raising your legs all the way up and bringing thighs closer to your chest.
8 Pack Abs Tips
- Get a personal trainer to help you out. With their special guidance on your workout routine and eating habits, you can reach your goals faster. You will have someone to motivate you when desperately needed. And plus, it’s a great self-esteem booster when someone is out there cheering for you and wanting you to reach your fitness target.
- Also, keep an eye on what you eat and drink. Proper diet for abs has to be followed in order to get your body to respond to all that strenuous workout. And don’t forget to get a good night’s sleep. This doesn’t mean you sleep for 8 to 10 hours once a week and work like a maniac in the gym. No, that’s not how it works. Make sure you’re off to bed before midnight and have a bright and early start. Read how to get better sleep for further information.
- Along with the core exercises mentioned above, you also have to provide some time for aerobic exercises. This is because if you keep concentrating only on your abs, your body might become lazy and bored. In order to get those chiseled 8 packs, you need to reduce your overall body fat, below 10%. Only then can you get the final 2 packs to flaunt. So, for 3 to 5 times a week, schedule a running session for about 20 to 30 minutes. You can either hit the gym for that, or run outdoors.
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