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26 Tips for Perfect Abs

Updated on July 26, 2010

Some great news for you, as getting ripped abs or abdominal muscles, which are toned, strong and outstanding is possible now. The training, diet, hydration and rest are some keys to achieve this.

Consider the following 26 tips to improve these aspects and your dream of achieving flat and perfect abs will not be far away.

1. If you are a beginner, learn to perform the exercises correctly.

2. Limit your abdominal training to basic movements.

3. When doing sit-ups, do not put your hands on your neck and rather keep them near or on the side of the head or crossed on the chest.

4. The neck should be straight in line with the trunk when performing these abdominal exercises.

5. When you are performing abdominal contractions, raise the trunk without bending the neck.

6. Do not elevate the body using the lumbar muscles.

7. If you have trouble doing so, don't worry, as this is the time when your stomach starts tightening.

8. Make slow and controlled movements to avoid getting tired easily.

9. Maintain the position of maximum contraction to increase the work of the muscles as it encourages the development of power in your muscles.

10. Slowly and gradually increase the intensity of your workout.

11. Include a variety in your abdominal routine, for example a different workout for upper abs and different workout for lower parts of abs and different one for the obliques.

12. Train your abs to the maximum strength, first the weaker bottom, then the obliques and finally the top.

13. The above suggestion is not strict, as you can vary the exercises and the order of execution to perform them.

14. Make the repetitions necessary to achieve muscle fatigue and if you can get over 25, you should start adding difficulty in implementation.

15. If you want to add strength and build muscle, you can work with weights or loads.

16. Rest is must for 20 to 45 seconds between repetitions and may vary depending on your physical condition.

17. Include recovery periods between workouts.

18. Leave at least 48 hours of rest between each session: two or three days a week is enough.

19. Control your breathing, by breathing out through your mouth when you make the contraction and inhaling through the nose when you relax.

20. Once you will control your breathing, you will be able to increase intensity of your exercise significantly.

21. Do not use the hip flexors, try to feel like you are squeezing your abs and not pulling the muscles.

22. Avoid extended leg lifts and excessive twisting, as they are ineffective and highly prejudicial.

23. Always do your abs with legs bent and knees bent when you perform the exercise.

24. Make curl up to 30 degrees.

25. Some people do not see good results even after exerting themselves and it is because they do not do their abdominal exercises in a proper way. They can hire a personal trainer for motivation and guided instructions. A person who is training well starts seeing results in about a month.

26. Control what you eat and this cannot be achieved without following a proper diet.

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      tarun 5 years ago

      sir i am goining to jim ,, bt wht can i do to make a 8 pak abs,, plzz tell me,,

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      jeremy spedgcoff 6 years ago

      Great tips. Rest is definitely very important as well as pushing yourself to the max in your workouts. very useful info. i learned something new today.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for review this perfect abs article I wrote many months back. I have done the useful linking to my other articles on weight training, bodybuilding, and fitness. Also if you want to review more strength and flexibility exercises, visit my personal bodybuilding blog: http://bodybuilding-india.blogspot.com/

      I have written more than 100 blog posts on bodybuilding and fitness diet, tips, tricks, and exercises in this blog.

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      ryanell 7 years ago

      Really fantastic article on getting six pack abs, particularly the breathing control stuff you talked about.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much for digging this hub friend. Your comments are really appreciated.

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      Workouts For Abs 7 years ago

      I dug your hub. You've got some good commenters here too. Good discussion!

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hi motivFIT, you have provided an excellent tip. I think I should add it above and it can be called 27th tip for this hub. Thanks a lot.

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      motivFIT 7 years ago

      Nice tips Soni.....I would add one more, which is the most important tip.....Drawing In Manuver. Draw belly button into spine so that you activate your core and stabilize your lower back.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot for trying my tips. Best of luck.

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      infoguider 7 years ago

      nice tips dude, i've been trying to get abs for a long time...hopefully this will help.

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes that's nice one abs machine. I agree..

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      Abs Machine 8 years ago

      Good info. I think that number 26 is the most important. For most persons the problem is not to get "more" abdominals, most people need to reduce belly fat so that the abdominals show...

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for the link of that site. It's a good one..

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      rylittleton 8 years ago

      Great stuff but if you want a great set of abs you will need a good bodybuilding program

      Bodybuildingprograms.org

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks for the link, nice one but there is one suggestion for you that if you will start writing hubs, there will be no need for you to promote your blogspot blogs like this as you will get instant plus long-term traffic to your articles for your lifetime. Go ahead and create one hub. Best of luck.....

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      zuoguanggao 8 years ago

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks Chereen for giving us a really motivational comment on building perfect and sexy abs. Anyone doing this should be really positive and can do this but one more point to add is that the person should be consistent with being positive as consistency will maintain your sexy perfect abs for a long long time. For maintaining your overall body look and adding sexy appearance, swimming is a very good option.

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      chereen 8 years ago

      the secret to hot sexy abs are to never give up!!!! i got my six pack in less then a month... just by keeping postiv al the time .. and its damn worth it.. all of you should try it

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot Michelle.

      Best of luck BloggingHealthy for your ab workouts.

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      BloggingHealthy 8 years ago from Indiana

      Thanks for the advice! I've been working on mine for about 4 weeks now. ;)

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      michelle.dragon99 8 years ago

      Hi soni...perfect suggestion...great hub!

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot Mr. Anderson for expressing your view on getting perfect abs.

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      Caleb Anderson 8 years ago

      Abs are one of those body parts that are tough to focus on, but once you get in the habit of doing the right exercises you can really make some serious progress, nice hub.

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      No Suzie. This is not me. I am uploading my original one in a minute. Thanks for the comments though.

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      Suzie Parker 8 years ago

      Hi Soni,

      You've got very good advice on this hub.

      Ps - Is that you on your profile pic?

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks friend.

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      FirstStepsFitness 8 years ago

      Well done :)

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      It's my pleasure highprofile. Thanks for the comment.

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      highprofile 8 years ago from Hampshire

      That made great reading thanks...

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks a lot Ocbill.

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      ocbill 8 years ago from hopefully somewhere peaceful and nice

      perfect suggestions that people should follow.

      Thanks

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      Rajinder Soni 8 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thanks veronica and netsurfer.

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      netsurfer 8 years ago from Bulgaria

      Nice hub mate

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      Veronica Allen 8 years ago from Georgia

      thanks so much for this info! I'm bookmarking this for further reference.