Without a doubt, squats are the best exercise to build lower-body strength. When done properly, they target your glutes, hamstrings and quads and incorporate core stability. And there’s no exercise that will make you look as good from behind as squats will.
But squats — just like any other exercise — can get repetitive, and if you don’t vary the way you’re doing them, your body will adapt and you’ll stop seeing results. So here are 11 additional squat variations. Master proper form on the basic body-weight squat first, and then move on to more challenging variations. Your quads and glutes might be burning by the end, but your posterior will thank you.