Squats take the crown when it comes to bang for your buck exercises. The king of all lifts, squats help develop total-body strength, increase growth hormone production, and improve overall flexibility and athleticism.
When it comes to increasing your squat strength, there is no substitute for performing a heavy lift and progressing that weight over the weeks that follow. For even stronger results you can complement this with a well programmed accessory session that incorporates unilateral lifts to reduce the risk of imbalance or poor movement patterns.
The dynamic combination of progressive, heavy lifts and moderate to heavy accessory lifts can leave you feeling fatigued and sore.