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Credit: @calimove “ Pistol Squats for Strong Legs!
The Pistol Squat is a great mix between strength, stability, balance and mobility/flexibility.
It will train nearly all muscles of your lower body like your quads, glutes and calfs, you will also need your abdominal muscles and your erector spinae to stabilize the movement. 👣
The bending leg has to balance the whole body and your knee should be stable the whole time. 🕓 If your knee can't stabilze the movement choose an easier progression. Stability is important and there is no way around it, if you want healthy knees. ⚠
When you go into the deepest position you will need sufficient ankle mobility and calf flexibility to do it. If your ankles and calves are too tight, you won't be able to go down all the way without falling backwards or rounding your back.
Now you might say the knee shouldn't travel too far in front of the toes, but in fact it's normal if your knees travel a little bit forward as long as your heel stays on the ground and you have no specific issues with your patella tendons. ✔
When it comes to the straight leg, you will need good mobility and strength to keep it extended in the lowest position. 💯
To learn more about the pistol squat you can check our latest youtube video “3 Best Bodyweight Exercises Ever | Train every Muscle”. Check it out for more detailed info.
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