The traditional squat has been, and continues to be a cornerstone in your typical leg routine. This is for good reason, as the squat is well known as one of if not the best compound lower body workouts out there. This is not just for functionality but for gaining mass as well, making it popular not just among bodybuilders but the public in general. It is obvious that your typical barbell squats should be a part of your routine no matter what your fitness goal may be, however that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t or can’t switch things up from time to time. There are other alternative squat exercises out there in comparison to the traditional squat, so next time leg day rolls around give one of them a try to switch things up while still making those awesome gains at the same time.