Squats are an integral part of any program but if you want to maximize your glute gains and improve your strength then box squats are perfect. Box squats—and squats, in general—are a great compound exercise that works your hamstrings, quads, glutes, calves, and core. Box squats build strong bodies and more muscle on your body means your metabolism goes up and you burn more calories. Box squats can help you tap into the strength of the muscles in your posterior chain. In a regular squat, your center of gravity is farther forward. With box squats, you’re actively trying to reach your hips back toward the box, which results in you sitting further back. As a result, the glutes, hips, and hamstrings are more active.

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