In the latest Powerlifting USA, Dave Tate says that one of the most important things he did to build his squat was standing ab work.
My first thought was: “What the hell is standing ab work?” I did some poking around online and found this:
"Tip #3: Train abs with your feet on the floor.
"This is as simple as it sounds. The hardest training for your abs involves exercises with your feet on the floor. Doing two-hand push passes or overhead two-handed throws with a medicine ball for distance will make your next morning not so much fun.
"Good mornings are ab killers too; go ahead and try it. Standing crunches with a cable or a band will reveal some real weaknesses. Pushing a car or truck is another ab killer.
Doing the wood chopping motion with a band or cable in place of an ax handle will open your eyes, and even weighted crunches done on a stability ball, with the feet stabilizing your body, makes the abs work far more than the normal crunch.
I’m only posting this as I figured if I was a little confused, maybe someone else was, too.
Any other articles or exercise recommendations?