Sumo squats are an effective lower-body strength exercise. The sumo squat activates muscle groups throughout your lower body, including your quadriceps, hamstrings, hip flexors, glutes, calves, and lower-back muscles.
Sumo squats target your inner thigh muscles more than traditional squats. With proper sumo squat form, you activate the adductor muscles along your inner thigh more than when performing regular squats.
Sumo squats improve your balance. By activating your core muscles, the sumo squat can increase your stabilization during everyday activities.