|12-09-2012, 01:39 PM||#11|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Training Exp: 5+ years
Training Type: Bodybuilding
Fav Exercise: Pullup/Bent Over Row
Fav Supp: Feeding the Brain
No, the squat isn't nothing special: It is just one exercise among the many one can use as an exercise when being applied toward training the entire body. There are other exercises you can do for legs/indirect core work that can be effective dependent upon the individual's preferences, starting or present goal position, etc.
With that said, squat type variances do apply indirect core stability and support which is the cores primary bodily function. How much can depend on the squat variant. Such as the back squat versus the front squat and variants of other lower exercises.
When one partakes in this sort of goal (and any goal for that matter, IMO), one educates there self in the path in which they want to walk, AND....educate their self on the means to maintain it once the goal is earned.
1. Educate yourself on the contents of diet, and manipulate THIS to what you want out of your goal and applicable starting position.
2. Train the entire body: Full body or upper/lower split (which ever fits your lifestyle). My definition of full body includes cardio activity--more than what simple lifting the bar brings or manipulation of (sets, reps, volume, and frequency brings). The cardiovascular system is part of us as is the rest, thus why its in my definition. How much cardio, training (volume, sets, reps, frequency) depends on diet structure, starting position (because of recoverability, manipulation of the macros, etc). Its not as difficult as I made that sound, lol.
Within the full body training, there should be a core of lift variants selections (Example only: Row, Military Press, Dead Lift, Squat variant, Lunge variant, Bench Press variant, and maybe some isolation movements, ie, bicep and triceps). In the main compounds, for example (Squat variant, Row, Dead lift, Military Press), these will activate the core indirectly to provide support for the lift, and get stronger as you progress on each respective lift variant. On direct core work, this depends on your starting position before this is added in, IMO (meaning in terms of how much BF you are carrying), and could be added in as you get leaner doing a full body routine (with cardio activity) and dieting down.
Just very, very, brief answer.
Last edited by Chillen; 12-09-2012 at 01:48 PM.
|12-19-2012, 09:54 AM||#12|
Join Date: Dec 2012
I agree that squats is a good way to sculpt great looking abs. but more than that is to do dynamic total body exercises working all major muscle groups including the abs at one time, leading to greater fat loss.
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