Squatting is the one of the most basic movements that the human body can perform. It’s how we sit, how we stand, and even how we use the restroom. Unfortunately, due to a myriad of factors such as joint pain, tight/protected muscles, or limb length, squatting has become quite challenging for a large group of the population.
Does that mean we should abandon teaching the squat? NOPE. It just means that we need to have better variations that can help us develop the qualities needed to perform a proper squat or simply to provide similar benefits. One such variation that I have found to be particularly useful is the staggered stance squat which is sometimes referred to as the offset stance squat.
Here is a video that explains some of the benefits of the staggered stance squat as well as how to perform the movement and progress it: