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Pistol Squat

Sense of balance, thighs target

Coach's Tips

It's a workout where you have to sit on one foot and maintain balance!

How to

Starting Position

1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart, with your toes slightly pointed out. 2. Place your arms straight out in front of you for balance. 3. Shift your weight onto one leg, bending your knee and lifting your other leg off the ground. 4. Make sure your bent knee is in line with your ankle, and your raised leg is parallel to the ground.

Proper Form

1. Keeping your arms extended in front of you, slowly lower your body by bending your standing leg. 2. Continue bending your knee until it is at a 90-degree angle. 3. Pause at the bottom of the move, and then push off your standing leg to return to the starting position. 4. Repeat on the other side.

Breathing Technique

1. As you lower your body, inhale deeply. 2. As you push off your standing leg to return to the starting position, exhale.

Precautions

1. Make sure your form is correct throughout the move. 2. Don_ let your knee travel too far forward past your toes. 3. Don_ let your back arch or round. 4. Don_ rush the move; keep your tempo slow and controlled.

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