Arnold Schwarzenegger is noted for having one of the most remarkable abdominal muscles of all time. Building the abs arouses the thought of performing a variety of hard and exhausting workouts.

However, according to Arnold, it all comes down to a single, simple movement, the crunch. If you want to get Schwarzenegger’s six-pack, you should follow his workout routine which will provide you with the best possible results.

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Six Pack Workout Routine

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Arnold’s abdominal workout puts the focal point on the crunch. In order for you to perform this workout, you need to do three exercises: the reverse crunch, the standing crunch and the double crunch.

When it comes to the abdominal muscles, Schwarzenegger is famous for his preference of low intensity but high rep workouts, so you should try doing 3-5 sets of 30 reps of each of these exercises.

Reverse Crunch

Lie down on the floor and bring your knees close to your chest. Place your arms on the sides of your body with your palms touching the floor.

Your arms should be stationary throughout the entire exercise. Move your knees toward your head. By doing so, use your abs to lift the pelvis. Hold the contraction briefly and then, slowly bring the legs beck to the initial position.

Standing Crunch

In order to do a standing crunch, you should lie on your back on the floor. You can either keep your feet flat on the floor or you can bend your knees about 90 degrees with your feet off of the floor.

You may keep your arms across your chest or you can place them around your head. Pull your body toward your knees by contracting your abdominal muscles and slowly bring it back to the initial position afterwards.

Double Crunch

Lie down on the floor with your fingertips behind your head, your elbows out to the sides and your legs straight.

Slowly lift your body and raise your legs at the same time, until your knees meet your elbows. Return to the initial position at a slow pace. Before every rep keep the feet off the floor.