Are wider squats easier?
A 1.5 times shoulder-width stance will be stronger for most people because (1) there’s greater glute activation, (2) it requires less ankle mobility, (3) it produces more power than narrow squats, and (4) it can protect against excessive lumbar flexion (low back rounding) while squatting.
What type of squats target quads?
Barbell Back Squat
The barbell back squat is hands down the most effective exercise you can do for building quad size and strength.
How far should legs be apart for squats?
Having the feet shoulder width apart with the toes pointed slightly outwards will help the overall development of the quadriceps muscle. Having the feet close together with the toes pointing straight ahead will help with outer thigh development (vastus lateralis).