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Close up on perfect abs. Strong bodybuilder with six packYou’ve seen the images of the male models, actors and fitness trainers. All of them sporting a killer six pack; it makes you wonder how they did it? What aren’t you doing to get a set of abs that will have women fawning over you?

You’ve scoured the internet in search of the answers. Looking for exercises that will give you a six pack like Ryan Reynolds. Well look no more, we’ve taken done the work for you and complied a list of the 5 best abs exercises that will help you get a enviable six pack.

  1. Plank

What kind of list would this be without the plank? Planking is an exercise that’s versatile, simple and effective. It can be done practically anywhere and has a number of variations to challenge you as you improve your fitness level.

How to do it: Get into a standard push up position. Then lower yourself down onto your forearms. Hold it for about 60 seconds.

  1. Hanging Leg Raises

The most annoying and difficult part of the abs is without a doubt the lower abs. They’re the hardest to hit and a major problem area for most men. One exercise that will target and strengthen your lower abs is the hanging leg raise.

How to do it: Grab hold of something to hang from such as your door frame, door, pull up bar, tree limb – anywhere you can. Then lift your feet up, bringing your knees to your chest. Then lower them down again in a controlled motion. That’s one rep. Hanging leg raises are also great for working your obliques, simply raise your legs to the side to hit your obliques.

  1. Reverse Crunches

Regular crunches might be a waste of time but reverse crunches are quite the opposite. Reverse crunches target your entire mid section with emphasis on your lower abs

How to do it: Lie on your back then raise your feet off the floor. Without moving your upper body, raise your feet up further like your bringing it your chest then lower it without allowing it to touch the ground. That’s one rep.

  1. Russian Twists

Whenever you add Russian to something, it almost always makes it more exciting and a bit dangerous, think Russian roulette. This exercise won’t have you blowing your brains out but it will have your abs, name your obliques on fire.

How to do it: Sit up right with your arms crossed and your knees bent and off the floor. Now while you’re balancing on your butt, twist your upper body from side to side, that’s one rep.

  1. Flag

This exercise is for the elite, the master class if you will. There’s a reason for that. The flag exercise requires a lot of strength from your body especially your core. But it’s well worth it.

How to do it: Lie on your back and then grab onto something that’s close to your head and fixed to the ground. While keeping your entire body straight (except your neck) lift your entire body into the air with just your shoulders and head on the ground. Hold it for about 3-5 seconds then slowly lower your body to the ground.

Do you think there’s anything we missed? Which exercises on this list can you perform the best?

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