When it comes to achieving a chiselled six-pack, there are two factors you need to address. First, reduce the amount of fat covering your abdominals. Second, increase the lean muscle mass in that region. It’s a classic one-two punch for a knockout result.
The most efficient way to target both those elements is to combine strength-based core exercises with high-intensity conditioning moves that still require you to stabilise through your middle while raising your heart rate. Give this quick (but definitely not easy) circuit a go. Keep rest to 15 seconds between moves. And shoot for four times around.
PLANK WITH SHOULDER TAPS
Assume the top of a push-up position, core braced and back straight. Lift your right hand to touch your left shoulder, and return to start. Lift your left hand to touch your right shoulder, and return to start. That’s 1 rep. Do 20.
Lie on your back, arms outstretched behind you, legs comfortably bent. Squeeze your core and raise your upper body while simultaneously bringing your knees towards your chest. Lower slowly and repeat for 12 reps.
SUPINE WINDOW WASHER
Lie on your back with your legs straight up above your hips and your hands stretched out to your sides. Keeping your shoulders pressed against the oor, slowly lower your legs to your right. Stop 5cm o the oor, then return to the start position. Repeat to the left. That’s 1 rep. Do 12.
Start in a push-up position with your hands slightly narrower than shoulder width. Drop down into a close grip push-up. As you drive back up, push down through your toes and drive your knees up to your elbows. Weight on your hands, kick back out to the start position. Do 10 reps.