Wednesday 6 June 2012

Pistols a.k.a. One Legged Squats

One of my favourite bodyweight exercises are One Legged Squats, also known as Pistols.  As well as strength, they take a lot of flexibility and balance.  Forum member Lewis recently filmed a good progression to build up to doing them unassisted, using a basketball and a wall:

I struggle to do them unassisted but my preference is to hold a weight out in front of me to counterbalance:

Other ideas include placing a weight plate under the heel if flexibility is an issue.

Have a go!  If you've done a video doing pistols, why not post a link to it in the comments?

In training, Schwinners

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