The Hidden Ab Muscle That Will Get You a Six-Pack

Discover a hidden ab muscle that will help you get a six-pack - plus, three exercises to target this muscle, stabilize your spine, and strengthen your core.

Ben Greenfield,
April 7, 2014
Episode #180

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Exercise #2: Scissor Kicks - A drill sergeant's favorite!

  • Lay on the floor with your knees bent and your feet firmly on the floor.
  • Place your hands under your buttocks and raise your head off the ground.  If your head is not raised, the exercise loses its effectiveness.
  • Raise one leg about 12 inches off the ground and slowly lower it back down.
  • As you lower one leg, raise the other in the same manner.
  • Start with three sets of 10-12 repetitions and increase repetitions as needed. Here are more instructions and photos for the scissor kick.

Exercise #3: Modified Plank Pushup - This is a tough exercise, so proceed with caution.

  • Start in the push-up position with your palms on the floor and toes on the ground.  Your back should be straight and your feet should be hip-width apart.
  • Raise one leg as high as you can and then do a push-up.  Switch legs and repeat.
  • Start with three sets of 10-12 repetitions, and increase repetitions as needed.

Want more push-up variations that will target the Transverse Abdominus in a similar way? Check out the Get-Fit Guy episode Top 16 Push-Up Variations.

When combined with proper nutrition, these three exercises will target your hidden ab muscle and get you a firm, defined six-pack. If you have more questions about targeting your Tranverse Abdominus, then join the conversation over at the Get-Fit Guy Facebook page!


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