BY Ebenezer Samuel. Andy Speer, C.S.C.S., creator of the Anarchy Abs workout, knows how to get his body in shape on demand.
Along with his experience as a personal trainer—he won the Men’s Health Next Top Trainer title in 2014—and Peloton Tread coach, Speer has an extensive background as a fitness model. If anyone knows how to get his body looking its best, it’s Speer.
Now that summer’s on the horizon, it’s time to get prepped for those sunny days at the beach. Speer drew from his experience preparing for fitness shoots to design this four-week program, so the workout is tailored for the best aesthetic results.
If you’re up for it, get ready to go hard. In this program, be sure to choose a weight that will challenge you. Each week will bring tougher workouts, but you’ll love the big payoff: A stronger, more ripped body this summer.
The Body Shop Beach Cut Workout
Use these drills to prime your body for each workout session.
Downward dog to spider lunge
Start in pushup position, feet shoulder-width apart. Keeping your legs straight, raise your butt; try to stay aligned from torso to arms. Hold. Return to pushup position. Without moving your left leg, bring your right foot outside your right hand. Return to the start; repeat the sequence on the other side. That’s 1 rep; do 2 sets of 10.
Superman to floor angel
Lie facedown on the floor with your arms extended. Simultaneously tighten your glutes, raise your legs, and tighten your back muscles as you raise your arms and upper chest. This is the start. Maintaining this position, fan your arms backward. Try to touch your hands together on your back. Return to the starting position. That’s 1 rep; do 2 sets of 10.
Child’s pose to reach and rotate
Kneel with your big toes touching. Lean your torso forward, reaching your hands out on the floor. This is the starting position. Lift your right hand. Thread your right arm under your left armpit. Return to the start. That’s 1 rep; do 2 sets of 10 per side.
4 Speed jacks
DAY 1 PAIRED SETS
1 DB snatch + 3 Pushup, 2 DB front squat + 4 Inverted row, 5 Burpee
Do alternating 30-second intervals of moves 1 and 3 for the time listed below. Rest 3 minutes. Do 2 and 4 the same way. Finish up with a 4-minute Tabata (work for 20 seconds, rest 10) of move 5.
DAY 2 PAIRED SETS
6 Chinup + 7 Broad jump, 8 Push press + 9 Jump lunge, 10 Lateral shuffle
Do alternating 30-second intervals of moves 6 and 7 for the time listed below. Rest 3 minutes. Do 8 and 9 the same way. Finish up with a 4-minute Tabata (work for 20 seconds, rest 10) of move 10.
PAIRED SET WORKOUTS
Week 1: 12 minutes
Week 2: 14 minutes
Week 3: 16 minutes
Week 4: 18 minutes
DAY 3 REST/CARDIO
DAY 4 INTERVALS
1 DB snatch + 3 Pushup + 2 DB front squat + 4 Inverted row, 5 Burpee
Do moves 1, 3, 2, and 4 in that order. Spend 6 straight minutes on each, following the rest/reps guide below. Rest 2 minutes between moves. Finish up with a 4-minute Tabata of move 5.
DAY 5 INTERVALS
6 Chinup + 7 Broad jump + 8 Push press + 9 Jump lunge, 10 Lateral shuffle
Do moves 6, 7, 8, and 9 in order. Spend 6 straight minutes on each, following the rest/reps guide below. Rest 2 minutes between moves. Finish up with a 4-minute Tabata of move 10.
Week 1: 30 seconds on, 30 off
Week 2: 40 seconds on, 20 off
Week 3: 45 seconds on, 15 off
Week 4: 50 seconds on, 10 off
DAY 6 REST/CARDIO
DAY 7 REST/CARDIO
Hold a dumbbell in your right hand at mid-shin level with your knees bent and a slight hinge in your hips. Pull the weight up as you explosively straighten your knees and hips. (If you stand on your tiptoes, that’s okay.) As the weight reaches shoulder height, extend your right arm straight up. That’s 1 rep. Start with your right arm on the first set; alternate between arms every set after that.
Dumbbell front squat
Stand with your feet about shoulder-width apart and knees slightly bent. Hinge at your hips, bend more deeply with your knees, and throw your arms backward. Now throw your arms forward and take a big leap. Land with your feet still apart. Your knees should be slightly bent to cushion your landing. Then backpedal to the starting line. That’s 1 rep.