It’s 2017, and you’re determined to finally get the rock-hard abs you’ve always said you wanted. You’ve committed to the right diet, so you’re off to a great start. But now you can’t just buy an ab roller and call it a day; and don’t think doing a few sets of crunches will get you there, either. To build a truly rippling midsection, you need to attack it three ways, with front-to-back, side-to-side, and rotational moves like the blistering battery of targeted exercises on these pages. 

HOW IT WORKS

Training your abs the way they actually work is what will build them out and expose those hidden lines. So instead of a few cheap sets of situps after your workouts, your new approach will involve twists, turns, squeezes, and holds.

DIRECTIONS

Use the following trisets (1, 2 & 3) as finishers to your main workouts for a maximum of three days per week. Never repeat the same triset in a week—rotate between the three. Add or subtract 1-2 sets based on ability. (Start with three, and work up to five.)