Workout Routines

The 10-minute abs circuit to fine-tune your six-pack

You don't have to live in the gym 24/7 to keep the lean physique you worked all spring to build.

10 Minute Abs Man Doing Core Exercise Bar
James Michelfelder
James Michelfelder
Duration 10
Exercises 3
Equipment X

Many guys train their asses (as well as other parts) off to get in shape for summer, only to find themselves slacking off once the season starts.

Soon the six-pack becomes a four-pack, which then morphs into one rotund ab. Panic sets in, and suddenly a month’s worth of two-a-days seems the way to go. But it doesn’t have to be that way—you can scale back without destroying your physique if you:

A) Eat clean 85-95% of the time, and keep your body fat at 10% or lower.

B) Avoid boozing like Belushi in Animal House.

C) Train your body hard two or—preferably—three days a week, and throw in a 10- to 15-minute body-part finisher after each session.

To get your beach-worthy abs, crush this two-round circuit routine. Rest a minute before Round 2.

Carve up your core The 10-minute abs circuit to fine-tune your six-pack

Exercise 1

Hanging Leg Raise You'll need: Pullup Bar How to
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2 sets
15 reps
-- rest

Exercise 2

Kneeling Cable Crunch You'll need: Adjustable Cable Machine How to
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2 sets
15 reps
-- rest

Exercise 3

Medicine Ball Russian Twist You'll need: Medicine Ball How to
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2 sets
10 reps
-- rest