You want abs? You have to be willing to work. Hitting cardio and training abs hard are crucial to make them visible, and so is a period of low-carb dieting. During my cutting phase, I work as hard as I can to sculpt my body and get shredded, so I dedicate two full workouts per week to cardio and abs.
Here’s my current HIIT cardio and ab-training program along with my SAN fat-burning stack to help you get shredded.
Fat burning pre-workout stack to get shredded
- Blaze Unleashed – Elite stimulant-free pre-workout thermogenic fat burner
- L-Carnitine Power – Helps you use stored fat as energy
- Arginine Supreme – Speeds up muscle recovery and nutrient delivery, enhances muscle pump
Cardiovascular exercise is great for burning off extra fat, especially if you stick with HIIT (high-intensity interval training) cardio. This is a low-impact and effective routine I highly recommend to get shredded:
Spin bike, stationary bike, or elliptical machine
- 15-minute warmup
- Increase the resistance level every five minutes (e.g. level 3, 6, 9, etc.)
- 35 minutes of total HIIT cardio
NOTE: After the initial 15-minute warmup, start doing full-on sprints at your highest resistance possible for 1-2 minutes (adjust per your ability and fitness level), and increase length of intervals once you’ve built up endurance over time. After each 100% sprint, reduce your resistance level to 70%, focusing on dynamic recovery for about 2-3 minutes; then repeat this cycle of intervals for about 20 minutes before moving onto the ab-training routine listed below.
I like to start with my power-based mass-building exercises and then move to bodyweight exercises that focus more on detail. The key is to keep the intensity level high, use full range of motion, and keep up the resistance for high time under tension.
Decline bench: (drop sets) 2 x 25 with weight, 25 without weight
Cable crunches: 2 x 25 with heavy weight
Machine crunches: (drop sets) 2 x 25 with heavy weight, 25 with half weight
Repeat this high-intensity series twice – burn those abs!
Leg lifts: (drop sets) 2 x 25 with weight, 25 without weight
Crossover crunches: 1 x 25 per side
Bicycle kicks: 1 x 50-100 (or to failure)
One-arm side planks: 1 x 10-15 per side at a slow tempo (maximum time under tension)
Try this routine and the recommended supplements to get shredded,