Six pack magic: this 8-minute video core workout is inspired by boxing legend Manny ‘PacMan’ Pacquiao

Now that the weather is finally sunny and warm, you can finally flaunt that six pack that you worked hard for, right? What, don’t you have one? Neither do I, but that’s fine, it’s never too late to start working on those washboard abs, and this 8-minute core workout is a great place to start.

It contains the best core exercises you can imagine, like oblique turns, flutter and scissor kicks, elevated crunches, and more! Granted, you may not recognize some of these six pack exercises because they were given different names: Boxer Twist, Pacquiao In / Outs, etc.

Why? Because this is another home workout from the ingenious trainers at FightCamp, who, dear T3 reader, have already given you some excellent workouts: There is this 10-minute medicine ball workout or this 10-minute jump rope workout, maybe a 12-minute boxing full-body training or a 20-minute kickboxing strength and flexibility full-body training. Not to mention this full body conditioning workout from undefeated professional MMA fighter Shanie.

This time around, talented Tommy Duquette will be behind the wheel and will take you to your goal of having a six pack. Tommy is the Co-Founder, Head of Content and Founding Coach at FightCamp. He is a former member of the US Boxing Team with 136 fights under his belt and qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials as # 2 Seed. He has 18 years of experience training clients in boxing and fitness. In 2021, Tommy was named by Business Insider as one of the seventeen digital power players that changed the way Americans exercise: He doesn’t mess around!

If you enjoy this home workout, check out this 30 Minute Energy Full Day Morning Workout and this Quick 10 Minute Cardio Jump Rope Workout on the FightCamp blog!

Oh, and in case you don’t know Manny Pacquiao, he’s considered one of the greatest professional boxers of all time. He was incredibly fast in the ring, not least thanks to his core strength.

Here’s how to do this Manny Pacquiao-inspired 8-minute core workout

Follow Tommy as he works his way through the following exercises. You do each exercise for 30 seconds before moving on to the next.

All you need for this workout is an exercise mat (or yoga mat) and maybe a towel.

Are you ready? Click the video below and let’s go!

Manny Pacquiao-inspired 8-minute core workout: the workout

Manny Pacquiao-Inspired 8-Minute Core Workout: Exercises Explained

Tommy's 8-Minute Pacquiao-Inspired Core Workout: Pacquiao Flutters

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Pacquiao flutters

Lie flat on the floor and stretch your legs a few inches above the floor. Bend your head, neck, and chest off the floor as you flutter your legs in front of you.

Tommy's 8-Minute Pacquiao-Inspired Core Workout: Pacquiao Scissors

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Pacquiao scissors

Lie flat on the floor and stretch your legs a few inches above the floor. Bend your head, neck, and chest off the floor as you open and close your legs sideways, like a pair of scissors.

Tommy's 8-Minute Pacquiao-Inspired Core Workout: Pacquiao In / Outs

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Pacquiao inputs / outputs

Sit on the floor with your hands on your chest, lean back slightly and stretch your legs out in front of you. Bend your knees and bring them toward your chest as your torso crunches forward towards your knees.

Reverse crunch

Lie on the floor with your hands under your buttocks and your torso rolled off the floor. Bend your knees and bring them to your chest while keeping your upper body still.

Tommy's 8-Minute Pacquiao-Inspired Core Workout: Toe Touches

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Toe touch

Lie flat on the floor with your legs straight up to the ceiling and your arms outstretched above your head. Lift your head, neck, and chest off the floor with your fingertips reaching to your toes. Stay raised as you tap your toes with your fingertips.

Tommy's 8-Minute Pacquiao-Inspired Core Workout: Crunch

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crunch

Place your hands behind your head and your legs in a table position. Tilt your chin slightly, leaving a few inches between your chin and your chest. Gently pull your abs inwards. Curl up and forward so your head, neck, and shoulder blades are off the floor. Hold the top of the movement for a moment, then slowly lower it back down.

Crunch with reach

Place your hands behind your head and your legs in a table position. Tilt your chin slightly, leaving a few inches between your chin and your chest. Gently pull your abs inwards. Curl up and forward so your head, neck, and shoulder blades are off the floor. Stay raised as you extend your arms up and grab your toes.

Tommy's 8-Minute Pacquiao Inspired Core Workout: Knee to Elbow Crunch (right and left)

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Knee-elbow crunch (right and left)

Start on your back with your knees bent and feet on the floor, and cross your fingers behind your head. With your knees bent, bring your feet off the floor to a table position. Exhale as you lift your head, neck, and chest off the floor. Bring your elbows to your knees. Lower your chest to the floor and repeat the process.

Tommy's 8-Minute Pacquiao-Inspired Core Workout: Penguins

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Keep your knees bent and your feet on the floor. Lift your shoulders and head halfway off the mat, and extend your arms and fingers toward your toes. Stay raised as you extend one hand toward your ankle and then the other hand toward your opposite ankle.

Tommy's 8-Minute Pacquiao Inspired Core Workout: Increased Side Crunch (right and left)

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Increased side crunch (right and left)

Lie on your side, bring your hand that is not on the floor behind your head and keep your legs long. At the same time, lift your torso as you bend your knees toward your chest as you exhale. Inhale as you return to the starting position. Repeat on each side.

Tommy's 8-Minute Pacquiao-Inspired Core Workout: Boxer's Twist

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Boxer twist

Sit with your knees bent and press your feet firmly into the ground. Lean back slightly and keep your spine straight. Exhale as you twist to the left and slap your right arm to the left. Inhale back to the center and repeat on the opposite side.

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