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Supported Pistol Squat – Advanced

The single-leg squat, also known as the pistol squat, is a challenging and effective exercise that targets the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes. It requires a great deal of strength, balance, and flexibility to perform correctly. The exercise involves lifting one leg off the floor and squatting down on the other leg, using a bar or other stable object for support. Proper form is crucial to avoid injury and maximize the benefits of the exercise. Learn how to safely and effectively perform the single-leg squat with modifications for different fitness levels.

How to perform Supported Pistol Squat – Advanced

  1. Take hold of the bar with an overhand grip (palms facing forward) for stability.
  2. Lift one leg up and off the floor. This leg will remain off the floor throughout the movement.
  3. Maintain a straight back at all times to minimize the risk of injury. This is your starting position.
  4. To initiate the movement, inhale and slowly descend your body by bending at both your knees and hips while maintaining good posture and pushing your chest upwards.
  5. Continue to descend until your glutes are just off the floor or very close to your standing heel.
  6. After a brief pause, exhale and press through your quads to return your body back along the same path into its starting position.
  7. Swap legs and repeat the exercise with the other leg.

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