Summer may be over, but abs never go out of style. That said, if your chicken-and-broccoli game is strong, you eat every three to four hours like clockwork, and protein powder has become your fifth food group, but you’re still not seeing the results you want, you may be asking yourself, “What gives?”

You’re lean, but you’re not ripped. Don’t panic. You’re not doomed to a life of soft abs. Just when you thought there was nothing else you could do, you’ve stumbled upon this page. We tapped John Alvino, nutritional whiz and CEO of Warrior Strength & Conditioning, to find you 10 next-level (and sometimes painful) hacks that will systematically eliminate the remainder of your physique-obscuring fat.