How To Do Pistol Squats???

Want to know how to do Pistol Squats? Read on further for detailed workout instructions, notes, video and pro tips for learning proper form and train better for it.


Want to learn how to do Pistol Squats? Read on further for detailed workout instructions, notes, video and pro tips for learning proper form and train better for it.

 

WHAT IS PISTOL SQUATS?

This exercise is beneficial for working out your Quadriceps.

 

WHAT MUSCLES DOES PISTOL SQUATS WORKOUT ?

Primary muscle: Quadriceps  are the primarily benefited muscles by performing this exercise.
Secondary muscle: Glutes & Hamstrings are secondarily benefited by performing this exercise

 

WHAT EQUIPMENT DOES PISTOL SQUATS REQUIRE?

No equipment is used for this exercise.

 

HOW TO DO PISTOL SQUATS?

Performing the 7 steps below, you will be able to do this exercise properly:

  1. Stand with your feet at distance of hips’ width and extend your arms with your hands by your sides.
  2. Raise your left foot and extend the left leg in front of you.
  3. While doing so, extend your both arms in front of you.
  4. Push back your hip by bending your right knee and maintaining the extended position of your left leg.
  5. Continue to squat down, until your right thigh gets parallel to the floor and stay there for a count of one.
  6. Return back to the start position bu pushing the floor down by your heels and moving upwards.
  7. Repeat the above steps by alternating between the legs.

 

WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF PERFORMING PISTOL SQUATS?

For beginners – This exercise may also be performed by supporting your hands on the chair or bench or a parallel bar placed next to you.
Advanced – This exercise may also be performed by holding a dumbbell or kettlebell in either hands to add resistance.

 

WHAT IS THE DIFFICULTY LEVEL OF PERFORMING PISTOL SQUATS?

This exercise’s level of difficulty is Hard.

 

WHO ALL CAN PERFORM PISTOL SQUATS?

Anyone can perform this exercise.

 

ARE THERE ANY OTHER EXERCISES WHICH BENEFITS THE SAME PRIMARY MUSCLES AS PISTOL SQUATS DOES?

Yes, Following are the 4 exercises which benefits the same primary muscles as pistol squats does:

  1. Barbell Squat
  2. Bodyweight Walking Lunge
  3. Plié / Sumo Dumbbell Squat / Deadlift
  4. Standing Quadricep Stretch

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