💥 🔫 🦵 Also known as one-legged squats, pistols are a leg strengthening movement and exercise. They are considered a more advanced and challenging bodyweight movement due to the necessity of above-average leg strength and unilateral (one-legged) coordination to execute the exercise movement correctly and safely. For this reason, beginners often have trouble performing the movement.
Check out this weeks technique video to check out a series of progressions that will help you to get your first pistol. Ensure you master each one before you move onto the next. The other key factor that will limit your ability to do Pistols is your ankle mobility. Check out our previous post on Ankle mobility if this is an area you need to improve as well.