I only feel it in my thighs but not my glutes. Am I doing them properly?
You should feel contractions mainly in your quads, hamstrings, and glutes. If you feel too much contraction in your lower back, then you're leaning too far forward causing your hips to extend too far back.
Stance on squats varies depending on what area you want to emphasize. A narrow stance within shoulder width puts more emphasis on the sweep of the quads (outer most head;lateralis), a shoulder width stance emphasizes the middle head and glutes (intermedias), and a wide stance emphasizes the inner head (medias). The hamstrings work on all stances as it is used for the extension of the lift.
U should feel it in your glutes hammies and thighs. More emphasis will usually be on the Glutes and hammies if you do them right. Legs a little less than shoulder width apart, feet pointed outwards slightly, back arched at all time, and on the way down, your butt should be AT LEAST parallel with your knees, otherwise you won't be getting the full effect of the squat.
Why 20 reps? Results quicker? I don't understand what you're saying. I normally squat 3-25 reps and don't see a huge difference other than loss of myofibril hypertrophy.
Thighs hamstrings and booty should all be squeezed. Oh and a little tip, try and hit 20 reps for your leg exercises, you'll see results quicker ;)
Those muscles are just weak, be patient and continue the exercise every couple of days to give yourself a recovery period.
i do squats, and it works your thighs.
Do lunges, those work your glutes really good.
Thanks! Are you supposed to squeeze your glutes while doing them?