How do you do a Pistol Squat?
Begin standing with your feet together and parallel.
Extend one leg in front of you, as straight as you can, with your heel hovering off the floor. Raise your arms straight out in front of you.
Keeping your core tight and your spine straight, bend your standing leg and lower your body, continuing to extend your other leg in front of you. Keep the foot of your standing leg flat on the floor.
Continue to bend through your standing knee as far as you can while aiming to get your extended leg parallel to the floor. Straighten your standing leg to return upright, keeping your extended leg straight. Switch legs and repeat.
How do you modify a Pistol Squat?
Advanced Pistol Squat
Pistol Squat for Weak Lower Back
What are the benefits of a Pistol Squat?
This movement requires a good deal of strength and flexibility in your hips and legs to perform.
The benefits of performing a pistol are equalizing leg strength and improving overall balance when the athlete returns to barbell squats.