If you are entirely new to squats, then you may need to learn the proper techniques before executing it. Doing the squats can be initially challenging. Squats are not be rushed. We would recommend doing the box squats for beginners. As you keep doing it, pay attention to your form. Sooner or later, you can ditch the box and start with weights.
Compound workouts help to improve cardiovascular, strength and flexibility on the overall. By engaging multiple muscle groups, you are accumulating more volume for muscle groups and because of that you will be able to lift heavier loads. It helps you to encourage on hypertrophy, progressive overload, power and strength training.