6 Moves And Fitness Secrets To Get The Six-Pack
Maxim India|December 2018

Here are six moves and some fitness secrets to get that elusive six-pack.

Alexa Towersey

Contrary to popular belief, your “abs” and your “core” are not one and the same. The abdominal muscles that you’re probably more familiar with are the superficial ones that are primarily worked by flexing the spine—think sit-ups and crunches. However, the core includes all of those abdominal muscles in addition to all of the muscles of the pelvic girdle, lower back and glutes.

To train the core in its entirety, you need to include a variety of exercises that address all the key components—flexing the spine, extending the spine (back extension and reverse hyperextension variations), extending the hips (glute bridges and hip thrust variations), twisting or rotating the torso, and holding the spine still. This way, you will help prevent back pain, boost your agility, increase your flexibility and look good naked!

For the purpose of this article, we’ve stuck to the abdominal region only so you can feel the burn. Here are some top tips to help you speed towards that six-pack, and we don’t mean the one you bought at the booze shop. (Though they help!)

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