“Twilight” star Kellan Lutz is the hottest guy on the planet. That’s according to Men’s Health and Women’s Health online list of the “Best Summer Bodies.” The 25-year-old beat out other hard-bodied actors, like Matthew McConaughey and Taylor Lautner. Lutz showed off his drool-worthy physique for all when he stripped down to his skivvies in Calvin Klein’s underwear campaign. The Men’s Health August cover boy admits he knew he had a bod built to ogle back in middle school. “Before then, I never knew abs were attractive,” he reveals in the magazine, “Where I grew up in Arizona, you would never see anyone without a shirt on at school. But when I took off my shirt, all the girls were like, “Oh, look at your abs!” And I was like, “Yeah!”
Kellan hasn’t disappointed the ladies since! Yet, he’s the type of guy who’s not afraid to share his workout secrets with others so they can get on the fast track to fab abs too. “I saw much better results when I hit my abs harder and less frequently,” he reveals.
Kellan’s Ab Blast:
Complete a set of each exercise in succession. Rest and repeat. Build up to three circuits as your strength and stamina increase.
Reverse Crunch: (20 reps)
Lie face up on the floor 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 nearly touch the floor.
(A) Hold your feet together.
(B) Imagine that you are emptying a bucket of water that’s resting on your pelvis. Your knees should move toward your chest. Your hips and lower back should raise up off the floor.
(C) Don’t change the bend in your knees from start to finish.
V-Up: (20 reps)
Lie face-up on the floor with your legs and arms straight. Hold your arms straight above the top of your head in one movement; simultaneously lift your torso and legs as if you’re trying to touch your toes. Lower your body back to the starting position.
(A) Your arms should be in line with your body.
(B) Keep your head in line with your body; don’t crane your neck forward. Your legs and torso should form a V. Your legs should be straight.
Pushup: (12 reps)
Get down on all fours and place hands on the floor so that they’re slightly wider than and in line with your shoulders. Lower your body until your chest nearly touches the floor. Pause at the bottom, and the push yourself back to the starting position as quickly as possible.
(A) Your arms should be straight. Your body should form a straight line from your ankles to your head. Straighten your legs, with your weight on your toes. Set your feet close together.
(B) Don’t drop your hips. Keep your core stiff. Your head should stay in the same position from start to finish.
Check out more of Kellan’s full-body workout in the August issue of Men’s Health or jump online at www.menshealth.com