Is It Possible to Get Abs in 30 Days?

Medically Reviewed on 12/21/2021
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Although possible, achieving six-pack abs in 30 days is simply not doable for the vast majority of people.

One of the most typical workout goals is to get abs in 30 days. Although it is theoretically possible, it is just not doable for the vast majority of people, especially those who are new to fitness.

The secret to attaining six-pack abs is to reduce the amount of subcutaneous abdominal fat that rests between the muscle and skin of your abdomen. It is generally determined by your present body structure, genetics, and fat percentages.

  • It would not be possible if you have more than 15 percent of body fat.
  • If you are between 10 and 11 percent, it may be possible but may require tremendous dedication.
  • You can't get six-pack abs by going on a crash diet, especially if you're just starting.

You can try hundreds of crunches or sit-ups to lose lower abdominal fat around your abdomen, but it will not work. Sculpting decent four-pack abs requires perseverance, but carving out your lower abs to achieve true six-pack abs requires dedication.

There are three major things you must do to achieve visible abs.

  1. Calorie deficit:
    • Your goal is to lose weight as quickly as possible while avoiding severe hunger, cravings, and muscle loss.
  2. High protein intake:
    • Protein is the most important macronutrient whether you want to lose or gain muscle mass. It has a high thermic effect, which means that just digesting and processing that protein will burn 20 to 30 percent of calories.
  3. A decent workout routine:
    • Four times per week, complete three circuits of the six exercises listed below (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday or Saturday).
    • Complete 45 minutes of uphill treadmill walking on two of your non-workout days (not running). Sunday is for rest.
    • Each day, your total workout time should be 45 minutes. Fill in any remaining time after the circuits with some uphill treadmill walking to complete a 45-minute slot.
    • Maintain short rest periods and concentrate on technique rather than speed.

7 best exercises for abs

Overhead squats

Because multiple joints are used, this exercise has a high metabolic output. It fires the midsection by stabilizing the weight above the head and lengthening the midsection at the same time. The key is compound movements.

  1. Grab a barbell with your palms facing down and your hands nearly at the ends of the bar.
  2. To take the weight, lift it to your chest and then overhead, locking your arms and retracting your shoulders. This is your starting point.
  3. Maintain a straight back and arms, push your hips back and bend your knees to lower your body until your thighs are parallel to the floor.
  4. Drive your heels into the floor to explode back up to the starting position. After you've completed all your reps, lower the bar under control.

Prone knee to opposite elbow

This stabilizes the midsection statically in the same way the plank does but adds the element of internal hip rotation to work your oblique muscles and mobilize your hip flexors.

  1. Rotate your right knee underneath your body in a push-up position to try to touch the opposite elbow.
  2. Throughout, keep your hips down and your foot off the floor. Repeat with the other leg.

Prone knee to outside same elbow

  1. Lift your right knee toward your right elbow in a push-up position, aiming to land it on the top of the elbow.
  2. Throughout, keep your hips down and your foot off the floor. Repeat with the other leg.


These exercises continue the static work on your midsection while targeting the pecs, deltoids, and triceps.

  1. Perform as many standard push-ups as possible.
  2. Drop your knees for a set of 15 box push-ups if you're feeling particularly tired.

Swiss ball hamstring curls

These activate the posterior chain and put the hamstrings and glutes to work.

  1. Lie on your back and place a Swiss ball beneath the heels of your straight legs.
  2. Keep your hips off the floor, your glutes stabilized and your heels curled to your bum. Repeat the process.

Split lunge/overhead press

Your midsection is activated by holding the weight above your head, and the use of multiple joints results in a high metabolic output.

  1. Set up a lunge position with a dumbbell on each shoulder.
  2. In a forward lunge, bring your back knee to the floor.
  3. As you near the end of the movement, press both dumbbells above your head.

Uphill treadmill (walking)

Once your glycogen levels are depleted, you can burn more fuel. Stopping at 45 minutes ensures that muscle tissue is still being used as fuel.

  1. Set the incline to the most difficult setting you can manage and begin walking.
  2. Do not attempt to run. This workout places a lot of muscular stress on the lower limbs.


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Diet tips for six-pack abs

The best diet tip for six-pack abs include:

  • Wherever possible, avoid refined and processed foods.
  • Eat six times a day, roughly every three hours.
  • As a base for each meal, include a portion of protein. Consider eggs, fish, chicken, and lean meats.
  • Snack on nuts, seeds, avocado, olives, or small bags of snap peas in between meals.
  • Make sure you get some complex carbs—oatmeal, rye, or sprouted bread—and a piece of fruit for breakfast and your second meal.
  • Sweet or regular potatoes, brown rice, and quinoa are all excellent lunch options.
  • Try to include some vegetables in your evening meal, but avoid root vegetables and starchy carbs.
  • Consume plenty of water.
  • Allow yourself one cheat meal every 10 days. It can be anything you want but be mindful of portion control.
  • This may appear to be a strict diet, but if you want to reveal your abs in just four weeks, such dietary sacrifices are required.

Time taken to develop six-pack abs varies from person to person and is determined by current body fat levels and nutritional, genetic, and exercise approaches. In general, developing six-pack abs takes longer than most people would like, so practice patience. 

When following a strict protocol, it can take anywhere from six months to a year to develop six-pack abs. Few people may need more than a year or two to see their six-pack abs. 

Difficult tasks are worthwhile because they teach us qualities that will benefit us in all aspects of our lives. Doing difficult things makes us stronger people. One of them is achieving six- or eight-pack abs. It could have a positive effect on our life.

Avoid the following:

  • Crash dieting
  • So-called weight loss injections and pills
  • Herbal supplements not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for weight loss
  • Starvation and extreme diet
  • Extreme workouts without rest pauses

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