To die for abs

21 Apr

The 6 Pack Workout

By Alya Alyssa Kattan

New Moon beefcake star Taylor has some AMAZING chiseled abs!!  They are so great that he won the title of Hollywood’s Top Abs by Access Hollywood!  What’s his secret?   He trains his core no more than 3 days a week (on non-consecutive days) with the below 5 moves which work every muscle between his hips and chest.  For maximum gains in minimal time, he does supersets by choosing two exercises, and doing sets of each back to back without rest in between.

Information taken from

1: Swiss Ball Pikes

Assume a pushup position with your arms completely straight (your hands should be slightly wider than, and in line with, your shoulders). Rest your shins on a Swiss ball so that your body forms a straight line from your head to your ankles. Without bending your knees, roll the Swiss ball toward your body by raising your hips as high as you can. Pause, and then return the ball to the starting position by lowering your hips and rolling the ball backward. Do three to four sets of 8 to 12 reps.

2: Reverse Crunches

Lie on your back with your palms facing down. Bend your hips and knees 90 degrees. Raise your hips off the floor and crunch them inward. Pause, and then slowly lower your legs until your heels touch the floor. Do three sets of 15 reps.

3: Swiss Ball Leg Curl

Lie on the floor with your calves on a Swiss ball and your arms at your sides. Squeeze your glutes to raise your hips off the floor so your body is in a straight line from your shoulders to your ankles. Pause for a second, and then bend your legs to roll the ball toward your butt. Straighten your legs to roll the ball back out away from you, and then lower your body to the floor. Do three to four sets of 10 to 12 reps.
 4: Hanging Leg Raises
Grab a chinup bar with an overhand, shoulder-width grip (or use elbow supports, if available), and hang from the bar with your knees slightly bent and feet together. Simultaneously bend your knees, raise your hips, and curl your lower back underneath you as you lift your thighs toward your chest. Pause when the fronts of your thighs reach your chest, then slowly lower your legs back to the starting position. Do three to four sets of 8 to 12 reps.
5: Prone Cobra
Lie face down on the floor with your legs straight and your arms next to your sides, palms down. Contract your glutes and the muscles of your lower back, and raise your head, chest, arms, and legs off the floor. Simultaneously rotate your arms so that your thumbs point toward the ceiling. At this time, your hips should be the only parts of your body touching the floor. Hold this position for 60 seconds, then rest one minute. Repeat three times.

2 Responses to “To die for abs”

  1. Bob July 30, 2011 at 11:41 PM #

    I will be trying these exercises. Thanks

  2. Mohammed July 31, 2011 at 10:25 AM #

    These are great workouts….doing it every other day will generate great results.

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