6 Core Exercises for 6-Pack Abs

Many people dream of six-pack abs, but it takes more than hundreds of crunches a day. To get killer flat abs you have to focus on the surrounding muscles—the core.

The core is the body's center of power. It's the muscles that lie deep within the torso that stabilize your body, whether it's stationary or dynamic movement. Balance and stabilization core work help to define the abdominal muscle groups, which gives that defined look so many of us dream of having.

The following six exercises will strengthen your full body while defining your abs. You don't need fancy equipment: all you need is your own body weight. From coordination to balance, add these moves to your routine for the ultimate challenge.

Note: Do each move for one minute. Complete 4 to 5 rounds.

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