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Pistol Squat 101 Video Tutorial

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Pistol Squat
Pistol Squat

Exercise Synopsis

Target Muscle Group

Quads

Secondary Targets

Execution

Compound

Force Type

Push

Required Equipment

Body Weight

Fitness Level

Advanced

Variations

None

Alternatives

None

Timer

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Second

Stopwatch

00:00:00:00

Overview

The pistol squat is a singleleg squat that is challenging but effective for building strength and muscle in your quads, glutes, and hamstrings. To do a pistol squat, stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your toes facing forward. Hold a dumbbell in each hand at your sides. Step forward with your right leg and lower your body until your left knee is bent 90 degrees and your right shin is parallel to the floor. Keep your torso upright and your core engaged. Push through your right heel to return to the starting position. Repeat on the opposite side. The pistol squat is a challenging exercise, so start with a low weight and gradually increase as you get stronger. Be sure to keep your form correct to avoid injury.

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Variations

Variations of fitness exercises refer to different ways of performing a specific exercise or movement to target various muscle groups, intensities, or goals. These variations aim to challenge the body differently, prevent plateaus, and cater to individuals with varying fitness levels.

Alternatives

Alternative exercises in fitness refer to different movements or activities that target similar muscle groups or serve the same training purpose as the primary exercise. These alternative exercises can be used as substitutes when the original exercise is unavailable or challenging to perform due to various reasons such as equipment limitations, injuries, or personal preferences.

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