If you’re looking to tone your thighs and glutes, you’ve probably been told that you must try squats. A common question I get asked is, “what are the different types of squats, and which ones should I focus on?” My answer is rather simple, you should try every type of squat to see for yourself.
Squats are one of the best compound exercises for toning and building strength in the lower body. Since most squat variations require you to hold weight, this forces your core to work hard in order to stabilize your body resulting in a great abs workout too! I have listed 10 different types of squats below for you to go and try out at the gym or at home.
This type of squat requires you to place a barbell on your upper back before performing the squat. Completing back squats is a fantastic way to build up your core strength as well as your lower leg strength as it works multiple muscles.
When starting, make sure to go slow when adding weights onto the barbell and it’s best if you have a personal trainer check your technique to avoid injury.