High-Definition Abs: Circuit Workout For Summer Abs

When the warm weather hits, your summer 6-pack will want to come out of hibernation. Get rid of the extra fat layer and make room for hard muscle!

If you're dying to wear that itsy bitsy teeny weeny bikini this summer but aren't sure you have the tummy to do it, you've clicked to the right place.

Getting flat, firm abs is one of the most difficult fitness accomplishments. Not only do you need great muscular development, but your body-fat percentage needs to be fairly low.

Fortunately, this ab routine is designed to crank up your metabolism for high-octane calorie incineration!

The Secret's In The Combo

For a tight stomach that better accentuates your lovely lady lumps, you need to combine abdominal-focused strength movements with cardio.

By doing this, you'll double the results you'd normally see because you maintain core tension and an elevated heart rate throughout the workout.

Don't forget to rest though. If you're feeling really tired, it's okay to take 10-to-15 seconds to rest between exercises. Good form is essential for good muscle-fiber recruitment.

It's easy forget to isolate your abs and use your shoulders, biceps or even your legs to help you with the movements. Concentrate on relaxing all muscles that aren't directly used to perform the movement. Use that strong mind-muscle connection to force your body to do the exercises properly.

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Ab-Tastic Workout

Aim to complete 15-20 reps of each ab exercise. Do each cardio exercise for a full minute. Your goal is to maintain 100% high-intensity for the duration of the session.

Perform the complete circuit, rest for 2-3 minutes, and then complete the circuit a second time. The full workout should take about 15 minutes to finish.

Complete this workout at the end of your usual weightlifting session or do it on a separate day. Try to take a day off between circuit sessions. Tackling this workout on an off day from your regular routine would be the most ideal.

Cardio Combo #1
  • Barbell Ab Rollout

    Ball Pike

    2 circuits, 15-20 reps
  • Burpees Burpees


    2 circuits, 1 minute
Cardio Combo #2
Cardio Combo #3
Cardio Combo #4
Cardio Combo #5
    • Plank Plank


      2 circuits, 15-20 reps
    • Running, Treadmill Running, Treadmill

      Running (Knee Highs)

      2 circuits, 1 minute