Pistol Squats


Pistol Squat is an exercise that not only challenges your lower extremity, but also your core and stabilizer muscles.  One of the key points that is often overlooked is that the more mobility you possess in your glutes and hamstrings, the easier it will be when performing this exercise.  Maintaining proper posture during the entire movement is also important for avoiding injury.



  • begin in a stand with both arms straight out and core engaged
  • lift one leg off the ground, and leave it straight in front
  • squat down with the post leg, ensuring that the knee does not cave inward
  • squat as far down as possible, making sure that the hovering leg never touches the ground
  • extend knee to elevate body back up to starting position
  • switch legs and repeat process