Celebrity Trainer Don Saladino, NASM, specializes in rapid transformations. The brains behind the new Men’s Health workout-video program, Superhero Shred, he’s spent his career packing muscle onto the likes of Ryan Reynolds and Zachary Levi. “A four-week transformation is possible,” Saladino says. “But it’s not easy.” The workout that’ll get you started on the road to a superhero body is here. Cape not included.
Directions: Do this workout 4 days a week, lifting heavy while maintaining good form. In week 1, do 3 sets of 10 to 12 reps for each move. In week 2, do 4 sets of 6 to 8 reps. In week 3, do 3 sets of 8 to 10 reps. In week 4, do each move for 40 seconds, then rest 20 seconds; do 3 rounds of each move. On non training days, aim to spend a half-hour jogging, walking, or playing a sport.
1. THE WARM UP
Side Plank Knee-to-elbow Lie on your left side, left forearm on the floor, legs extended and stacked. Raise your hips off the floor, forming a straight line from torso through feet. Extend your right hand straight over your head. This is the start (a). Tuck your right knee to your chest; tuck your right elbow toward your knee as you do this (b). Squeeze your abs, then return to the start. That’s 1 rep.
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November - December 2019