The more core workouts you do, the more you start to ask: how long is it actually going to take for me to “get” abs? The answer: it depends, but – good news – there are a few concrete things you can do to speed up the process, no matter where you’re starting from. One important thing to remember: “Everyone has ab muscles!” Jackie Vick, NSCF, a personal trainer for GOLD’S AMP app, told POPSUGAR. The amount of time it will take you to build ab muscle, specifically, depends on how strong your abs are to begin with. To see your abs, it’s going to depend on how much fat you need to lose, Jackie said. We’ll go over both of those ahead.