Generally, when people think of getting their abs in shape they assume they need to start doing endless amounts of CRUNCHES!
One of the main jobs of the ABDOMINAL CORE MUSCLE GROUP is to act as a stabilizer for the trunk, helping to support the entire frame while the person is squatting, lifting, or just moving about in general. Many studies show that muscle fiber activation rates in the rectus abdominis, transverse abdominis, and internal and external obliques are higher during the squat than during many ‘traditional’ crunch type exercises where the performer is lying on their back.
In addition, many people perform crunches with BAD FORM, causing even LESS activation of the abdominals, instead placing MORE on the NECK area! This can lead to injuries, both in the immediate and long term.
So LESSON OF THE DAY: SQUATS are one of the BEST + MOST EFFICIENT WAYS to not only shape up your backside, but also to BURN more BELLY FAT + tone up those 6-pack muscles just waiting to peek out for summer (or I’d just be happy with nice flat abs). So get SQUATTING!