Squats can help you improve both your upper and lower body strength. Squats are an important exercise for building strength and size in the lower body while developing the core.
You can perform a squat using a number of different types of equipment. You can use body weight, a power cage, to reduce the risk of injury, the smith machine to reduce the role of hip movement just to name a few.
The squat also has a number of variations including: back squats, front squats, hack squats, sumo squat, overhead squat, and more. You can make it more or less difficult making it perfect for all fitness levels.
The squat works a wide variety of muscles including: