I regularly add squats to my workout routine, but I hadn’t tried the sumo squat until my editor asked (and told) me to try it for a week. Let me assure you, if you really want to target your glutes and inner thighs, this is a must. I’m turning.

What is a sumo squat?

The sumo squat is named after the wide stance a sumo wrestler takes before barreling down on an equally large opponent and attempting to push him into the front row of the audience. It works the glutes, quads, hips, hamstrings and especially the inner thighs (adductors). It also hits the calves (although you won’t notice because your thighs will be a distraction) and you’ll need to engage your core to maintain form. In short, it’s a great workout for the lower body.

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