Six Pack Abs Exercises - Squats Can Help Get Those Ripped Abs And A Strong Body (Bonus)

Squat is a very effective exercise that not only helps muscle gain, but melts the fat away from the body. Interestingly, squat exercises (along with many other exercises) involve a number of muscles throughout the body. When planning for six pack abs building program, squat exercises should always be included because they are relatively easier to perform with far greater benefits.

It is well known that in a healthier a body is, greater are the hormonal secretions and slower is the rate of deterioration of the glands in the body as compared to the effects in an unhealthy body. It need not be added that stronger presence of growth hormones in the former means more anti aging effect for that person.

Squat Exercises:

Though squats movements are more to do with lower body parts, interestingly, this group of exercises increase upper body development also. So, if you have included squats in your abs building training program, know that the body will gain over all muscle mass besides losing that ugly, unnecessary fat (a bonus!). The result: you will be ever fresh to undertake any work; lethargy will be left out.

Squats can be performed using barbells, dumbbells, or plain body weight. Squat exercise on machines is not an absolute must.

Type of Squat Exercises:

There are various types of squat exercises but the most popular ones are as follows:

A. Barbell back squat- the bar rests the trapezius muscles of the upper back (includes neck, shoulder and upper back).

Place barbell on upper back

Use comfortable hand grip. Head up, back straight, feet about 16" apart

Squat until upper thighs are parallel to floor

Keep head up, back straight, and knees close together

Return to starting position

B. Front Squat: the bar rests on the shoulders in front of the head

step under the bar and cross your forearms into an "X" position.

Resting the bar on the dimple that is created by the shoulder muscle near the bone.

Hold the bar in place by pressing the thumb side of your fists against the bar for support.

Initiate the squat from your hips by sitting back and down keeping the weight on your heels ( not on the balls of your feet), back straight

Squat down to a position until the thighs are parallel to the ground

Slowly, rise back up to the starting position


C. Overhead Squat: the bar is held out in a jerk grip over the head throughout the squat

Set the rack to around shoulder height

Grip the bar at a wider than shoulder width grip