Free with this month’s April issue comes your 12-week six pack plan. Perform each of our abs workouts for three weeks, then progress to the next. Whatever your start point, you’ll race from zero to six-pack.
Before you can unearth those elusive abs, you need to burn off the layer of fat obscuring them. Thankfully, all it takes is half an hour and the willingness to work. Complete each exercise, rest 30sec and repeat for three rounds total. Do five workouts a week to set stubborn fat alight.
Build Solid Foundations
All that bodyweight training will have stripped fat from your middle. Now it’s time to develop heavy-duty core strength – which is where these supersets come in. Complete each pair three times, then move on. When it starts to feel easy, add 5kg to the bar. The harder you push, the greater the results.
Abs From Every Angle
If you’ve been working hard, by now you should be a leaner man, with solid core strength. But to sculpt a Spartan six-pack, you need to target your abs using multiple movement patterns – twisting, stretching and crunching. Perform each triset three times and watch those abs begin to take shape.
Return to slender
By this point in the 12-week plan, your six-pack will have come out of hiding. Now it’s time to elevate it to fitness-model standard. This workout will test your limits by asking you to work to failure. Rest 60sec between sets or supersets and repeat twice a week to really make your abs pop.
Fuel For Your Six-Pack Goals
Putting in the hours at the gym counts for little if you aren’t giving your nutrition the same focus. But overhauling your diet needn’t be a drag. Here’s our shortlist of fast, fat-burning foods that won’t leave you hungry. Save sweating it for your workouts.
Supplement Your Six-Pack
Yes, fresh, wholesome foods will work too, but life is short and meal prep is boring. Pop these lesser-known supplements to give your abs that extra 10%.