The squat is an extremely important movement pattern that we utilise daily and is fundamental in hypertrophy and strength development of our lower limbs. Possessing strength in our legs allows us to perform activities of daily living, such as getting up from chairs and low-set couches with confidence. Maintaining good lower limb functional capacity will allow us to continue independent living for as long as possible.
Having a strong squat is beneficial in a training program. Whether you’re looking to improve the way you feel throughout everyday life or are a seasoned gym goer who wants to take their training to the next level, having a strong squat will take you there. The muscles considered prime movers in the squat movement are:
Gluteus maximus, also known as your buttocks
Quadriceps, also known as the front of your thigh