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The Pistol Squat

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The Pistol Squat

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With the pistol squat you stand in an open space with no added resistance, just your bodyweight.

Shift all your weight onto one leg, lifting the opposite foot off the floor.

Also bend at the hip to squat down on the working leg, keeping your arms and nonworking leg extended out in front of you to counterbalance.

Go down as far as you can, then press back up through your heel to the start position.

Repeat four reps and switch legs.

The exercise is much harder than it looks, so if you lack the strength to go all the way down or complete more than a few reps, hold something that is stable or a friend with one 1 hand to unload some of your body weight. Very tricky exercise!

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