When you include squats in your weight lifting workouts, your overall results will improve.
When I say your overall results, I mean everything. Strength, power, lean muscle, body fat, health, fitness level, conditioning level. Everything will improve.
This is why I have made squats one of the 7 core weight lifting exercises that you'll find within every weight lifting workout here at Weight Lifting Complete.
Your squats results, without a doubt, will be much better if you learn proper form and technique. Without proper form and technique, you can injure yourself and your results will be halted until you recover from the injury.
When your squat results improve due to proper form and technique, your overall results will improve even faster.
Squats should be a focus of yours because all of your results depend on your squats results.
As you will with any WLC weight lifting workout record the date of each workout, number of sets of squats, reps completed for each set, and the weight you have done for each set of squats.
You need to monitor your strength gains on squats and even make notes for each set about your form. If you don't feel right with your form, you can use your phone to record your form from the sides, back, and front while doing a heavy set of squats.
If your form ever breaks down, don't increase the weight.
Drop back down and get your form right again before increasing the weight again.
You can slowly increase the weight again once you have corrected your form. You should be in a constant state of checking your squat form and monitoring your squat results (weight, reps, sets, totals).
Your squat results may not show improvement at the time you're working on your form and technique, but that's okay. In the long run, your squats results will be much better and your appearance will show it as well.
Always keep in mind that your squats results will dictate your overall results BUT never sacrifice form for better results on paper.