The Dairy-Free Cheeze Grater Ab Workout

The Dairy-Free Cheeze Grater Ab Workout

Abs… So hard to get ‘em and so easy to lose ‘em. I love how people think a washboard stomach can so easily be obtained from 100 crunches every night. If you haven’t heard countless fitness pros say it a million times, here’s once more: ABS ARE MADE IN THE KITCHEN. Or here’s an even better cheesy cliché: YOU CAN’T OUT-TRAIN A BAD DIET.

Have you ever noticed that you can see the “abs” of skinny, scrawny teenage boys too? That’s because of their low body fat, not because they’re doing crunches every night. That being said, in addition to a healthy vegan diet, it’s also important that you strengthen those abdominal and oblique muscles so that when you do get lean enough, they’ll be ready for a nice (dairy-free) cheese grating!

The workout below is a great one you can do anywhere, and I recommend doing it twice per week. Remember you don’t want to train your abs ‘too’ much as stomachs that are really ripped can sometimes protrude in a masculine way (perhaps not the look you’re going for.)

Do the below circuit four times.

30 Lying Crunches (10 each angle: to the side, front then other side)

Plank (hold for 60 seconds)

30 Bicycle Crunches (30 each side – bring elbow to meet opposite knee)

Plank (again, hold for 60 seconds)

– Salsa Sam Shorkey, Jacked on the Beanstalk

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2 comments

  • Sam: November 03, 2014

    Ahhhhh love it! And yup, I hear you re: squats. Though I really do have a love/hate relationship with them. Glad to hear you’re dying though (is that wrong of me?!)

  • Victoria: November 03, 2014

    I tried this workout yesterday but I added 50 jumping jacks at the start, 30 more before the second plank and some squats…because I needed to get in some squats. My abs hurt so bad today I’m praying I don’t have to sneeze! I will add this workout in twice a week!!

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