Better Abs in 30 Days Flat

Better Abs in 30 Days FlatGood news: You don’t have to do 500 crunches every day to get great abs.

Bad news: You still have to do something.

So says celebrity fitness and lifestyle expert Ashley Conrad, who helped Bradley Cooper get ripped for the A-Team movie. According to Conrad, there is no secret abs trick — you just have to reduce fat around your midsection.

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“Nutrition is king,” she says. “Cardio and circuit training are queen.” We asked her to outline how you can get better abs in 30 days by implementing an easy-to-follow cardio and muscle-building routine and adopting good nutrition habits. (We know. No one said this would be easy.) Follow these tips and, within weeks, you’ll notice a pleasant difference in your midriff.

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