22.04.2020

Pistol Squat – Leg Day Inspiration

Are you looking for inspiration for your next Leg Day? Then try the Pistol Squats! The one-legged squat is one of the hardest exercises of all – if you can do it, you are an expert in strength, balance and coordination.

Why should you integrate this exercise into your training?

It provides balance in terms of the muscle power of the legs. Almost everyone has a stronger and a weaker leg. In classic squats the stronger leg is loaded with about 60 percent of the weight. However, if both legs are used to stabilize the entire body even in a low position, nothing will knock you down so easily.

They are a good way to stay in shape. Here, 8 to 10 repetitions per leg are enough to train the legs, but also the buttocks, lower back and abdominal muscles.

What is the correct execution?

Warm up well to provide more stability in the joints.

Stand with your feet hip-width apart and shift your weight to one foot.

Extend your arms forward at shoulder level to maintain balance.

Now push the buttocks backwards/downwards and bend the supporting leg to the maximum. Lower your bottom until the back thigh touches the calf. Make sure that the back is straight and the shoulders are deep. The knee should be directly above the ankle joint!

Push yourself up again above your heel. To do this, tighten your buttocks firmly.

If the exercise doesn’t work for you yet, try holding a counterweight like a kettlebell or medicine ball in your hands.

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