A FOUR-WEEK WORKOUT THAT BUILDS ABS – AND MUCH MORE.
Yeah, you want a six-pack, but a strong core doesn’t just make you look great. The true reasons to train your core: powerful abs reduce back pain, smooth your running stride, and boost your bench press. Summer is an ideal time to focus on this, prepping your body to both work (cutting all that grass) and play (surfing!). This workout blends the ideas of three trainers with different specialities – biomechanics guru Andy Vincent, strength expert David Birtwistle, and pro-athlete trainer Tom Bliss – and it’ll challenge your abs to stabilise your body as you train other muscles too. Best of all: it’s a sit-up-free plan!
DIRECTIONS Do this full-body workout 3 times a week, resting at least 1 day between sessions. If you’re new to the gym, this is all the fitness you’ll need for the entire month. You can also add these moves to your own workouts.