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Squats are not an exercise you want to skip. They target many of the major muscles used in running, such as the quadriceps, gluteus maximus, hamstrings, and core. Strengthening these major muscle groups may prevent injury by supporting and stabilizing the joints around them. The squat, in particular, focuses on the knee and hip joints, two of the major joints involved in running.
There are a variety of different squat exercises that may contribute to injury prevention. Further, mixing it up can prevent plateaus from occurring and challenge your muscles in a whole different way. The following outlines 6 squat variations, starting with the basics, for you to mix up your leg routine starting today.