21 Cheat Sheets For Getting Superhero Abs

    Exercise routines, diet tips, and recipes for people who want a shredded midsection.

    So you want six-pack abs.

    As BuzzFeed Health has reported, getting those abs to pop is about way more than doing a zillion crunches, or even lightly keeping an eye on your diet. It's actually a lot more labor-intensive, requiring most people to follow a careful diet (aimed at losing or managing body fat) and challenging their core and the rest of their body with exercise. That's a lot. To make it a little more doable, here are some cheat sheets to help you with ab-centric diet and exercise.

    1. For when you're cutting down on carbs to lose body fat:

    2. For when you're trying to squeeze in a quick ab-burning workout during the day:

    3. For when you're looking for a doable program that will push you and help you keep long-term goals:

    4. For a high-intensity, total-body workout that could burn some serious calories:

    5. For when you need some useful hacks for lower-carb eating:

    6. And for visually understanding what carb portion sizes even look like and how they fit into your overall meal:

    7. For a quick Pilates workout that targets your core:

    8. For a learning how to cook — and actually eat — way more vegetables:

    9. For when you're serious about full-body strength training, which, btw, helps with ab definition.

    10. For a meal plan that will help maximize the results of your workouts:

    11. And for not letting added sugars sneak into your diet:

    12. For working on your core stability and learning how the hell to use a Swiss ball:

    13. For high-protein foods that could help you build more muscle:

    14. For a quick core workout you can do in between Netflix episodes.

    15. For an easy way to make bland foods taste delicious:

    16. For a kettlebell routine that will make your entire body feel the burn:

    17. For putting together a salad that actually tastes good:

    18. For when you need new exercises to keep your ab routine fresh:

    19. For an easy, healthy, make-ahead lunch you can take on the go:

    20. For different ways to make a high-protein meal or snack out of eggs:

    21. For a butt-kicking medicine-ball finisher that will make your abs cry: