John Spainhour, Benjamin Alves, and other hunks reveal how they scored six-pack abs

Text: James Patrick Anarcon Interview: Bianca Geli
Apr 24, 2015
John Spainhour reveals his gym workout routine: "Mostly free weights. [I] just go to the gym, run on the treadmill for 30 minutes or ten minutes, then move into free weights."

Abs are not achieved overnight.

To some, it will take years of discipline and workout before they become visible.

ENZO PINEDA, for instance, got into triathlon.

But, "I've lost so much weight nung tumatakbo ako, pati yung legs ko pumayat."

So now, "I'm just trying to gain weight..."

After 5km of crawling on mud, climbing up 10ft greasy walls, carrying weights, throwing javelins, and jumping through fire we did it! Hella awesome finishing the Guerrilla Race 2015 with my best buddy Rocco. Thanks bro for the push and the invite. Blood, sweat, and no tears baby!!! Lol

A photo posted by Enzo Pineda (@its_enzopineda) onApr 11, 2015 at 6:27pm PDT

"I'm into marathons, I join a lot of runs, mga 21K, 32K."

However, he explained that he doesn't just want to be fit this summer.

"Pero ngayon bawas lang since summer na, hindi na uso payat pag summer e kailangan may konting muscle naman kahit papaano."

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Hence, he's focusing more on having those muscles.

"I work out twice a day. It's more on muscle building kasi you need to burn fat.

"'Tapos bawas ako sa running and swimming recently.

"Siguro cardio every other day para lang hindi mag-down yung metabolism ko."

Now here's the result:

Good core training session with the boss @leonoraav yesterday

A photo posted by Enzo Pineda (@its_enzopineda) onApr 10

BENJAMIN ALVES is into watersports.

He is presently hooked on jet surfing, which he got to try in Dakak last month.

"I'll do everything, I'm always like, try everything once. I try to jet surf, that's new.

"I felt like a super surfer cause the surfboard has a motor in it so para kang Poseidon kasi nakatayo ka dun sa surfboard, and once you get your balance...

"That's new, they had it in Dakak so I was game."

He also shared that his workout regimen includes running and mountain biking.

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"I try to run now, I try to diet. I bike as well, whatever comes. I'm trying to get into mountain biking."

Now here's the result:

Thank you to my BlueWaterDaySpa family: #missmary @nancy_go @jannaong @jonasofmercator @themattgozun @enzomondejar @chrisrodil & @chie_gonzales If you want to reward yourself from your busy schedules, @bwdspa is the place to go!

A photo posted by ben alves (@benxalves) onJan 29, 2015 at 2:00am PST

JOHN SPAINHOUR is now at a stage where he just maintains his physique.

"Just try to keep consistent at a workout regimen, like go to the gym, that's what I usually do.

"I don't really change what I do for summer or winter, usually my workout's continuous."

What's his gym routine?

"Mostly free weights. [I] just go to the gym, run on the treadmill for 30 minutes or ten minutes, then move into free weights.

"I usually rotate body parts. Like one day, I'll do an upper body, then the next day, legs, the next day, back. Just rotating."

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But wait, this former U.S. marine sniper admitted to having his lazy days.

"Yes of course, there have been a lot of times especially when lately when I've been busy with work.

"When you get home on your free time, it's like, I just wanna relax and chill and not go to the gym."


"I benefit more on eating lots of food. I just try to eat enough to sustain my energy and my weight."

Look at this...

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A photo posted by John Spainhour (@johnspainhour) onApr 8, 2015 at 12:39am PDT

JERIC GONZALES, the grand winner of Protégé who started in showbiz doing teen roles, is now all grown up.

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He actually flaunted his bod in last year's Cosmo Bachelor Bash.

Thank you @edz_arden for the photos and sa lahat ng nagpunta kagabi thank you!! Nagenjoy ako sobra!! See you again next year! #Cosmo69

A photo posted by Jeric Gonzales (@jericgonzales07) onSep 24, 2014 at 9:59pm PDT

But just like John, he's just maintaining his weight.

"Nag-Cosmo kasi ako last year so tuluy-tuloy na.

"Pero may mga times na 'di maiwasan na tumataba. Pahinga muna sa workout and then diet. And then after that, kailangan hard work sa workout."

But when he has projects, like Pari 'Koy, he gets into dieting, and runs regularly.

"Since busy ako sa taping, kahit nasa taping, talagang diet talaga. No rice 'tapos puro protein.

"At least yung pahinga namin sa taping, kailangan may workout twice or thrice a week. Mahalaga yung run, e."

It helps that he has gym buddies: brothers Aljur and Vin Abrenica!

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Gym buddies @ajabrenica @vinabrenica

A photo posted by Jeric Gonzales (@jericgonzales07) onApr 10, 2015 at 1:04am PDT

ABEL ESTANISLAO has started training for triathlon.

"For summer, siyempre yung beach body, 'di ba? Nagta-triathlon ako ngayon.

"Hindi pa ako sumasali ng tournament pero nagti-training na. Naghahanda lang ako."

Aside from that, he also posted on his Instagram that he enjoys biking.

Padyak lang.. #pinarello #marvel #sierramadre

A photo posted by abelestanislao (@abelestanislao) onApr 3, 2015 at 9:36am PDT

And he used to train for Martial Arts.

"...Judo, martial arts naman. Before sa UP Diliman...varsity scholar ako before. Paminsan na lang, hindi na lagi."

As for his diet, his secret to maintaining his weight: kamote!

"Ngayon kababalik ko lang ng diet. Kamote diet. Totoo yun. Kamote 'tapos mga steamed fish, cream dory, nilalagyan ko lang ng pepper yung fish para may konting lasa.

"Kasi nakakasawa din, e. Pero breakfast ko, heavy. Basta magwo-work out ako after nun."

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With his dedication, he might just be really the next Richard Gomez.

Look at this...

SORE. The most satisfying pain.. #skyhighfitnessgym @skyhighfitgym

A photo posted by abelestanislao (@abelestanislao) onOct 13, 2014 at 3:01am PDT

JAK ROBERTO, 21, does the basic workout—running, jogging— which is just right for his age.

"Mahilig akong tumakbo. Nagja-jogging ako every morning 'tapos nagpu-push ups.

"Hindi pa ako nagli-lift kasi nakaka-mature daw kapag masyadong bulky, more on body weight lang."

He also plays asketball.


A photo posted by Jak Roberto (@jakroberto) onMar 20, 2014 at 9:35pm PDT

How about you, PEPsters? Do you or your boyfriends and kuyas have any regimen that's guaranteed to make abs appear?

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