Almost everyone wants to get a six-pack these days. And while there are a bazillion exercises out there claiming that you will have a great body once you are done, there are only a few amongst these exercises that actually work.

Since your abdominal muscles is another muscle groups amongst the others, most experts rightly say that in order to increase your chances of getting a six-pack, one must perform cardiovascular exercise along with exercises that work on your abdominals not forgetting the necessity of maintaining a decent diet as well.So here are four abs exercises that will help you work towards a goal of achieving that set of six-pack abs:

Exercise #1: Crunches

This exercise is considered to be the best exercise for your abdominals but the problem is that people often do it incorrectly.Lie on your back with your feet flat on the ground and your knees inclined at a 90 degrees angle. Place your hands on either side of your head. You have to use your abs muscles to lift your upper body off the floor gently to about four inches. Do it slowly and don’t use momentum to complete the reps. Remember to breathe in before lifting your upper body and exhale during the downward motion.

Exercise #2: Hip Raises

While the aforementioned exercise works on your upper abs, this one actually works on your lower abs. The only difference between the two is that in this case, one has to use their abs to pull their legs up. Remember to rotate your pelvis forward so that you “crunch” your abs.Similar to crunches, do not swing your legs or use the momentum to complete rep. And remember to also breathe in and out as well.

Exercise #3: Dumbbell Side Bend

This exercise requires one dumbbell and focuses on the obliques. The beginning position of this exercise is to stand up straight with your feet at shoulder length. Hold a dumbbell in your right hand and your palms in while placing your left at your hips. Remember to keep your back straight. Bend all the way down to your right and then to the left for a certain number of reps. Change the weight to your left hand and then repeat.