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What’s up, Achievers?! @laurenpak22 here with a quick video on some of the progressions we use to get our members to do their first pistol squat. We’ve received a lot of requests lately for a pistol video so here it is!
Now, keep in mind that this is a generalized progression - the pistol squat requires a ton of ankle and hip mobility, single leg strength, core stability, and balance, and we often put in specific remedial exercises for any of those aforementioned areas that could use optimizing. Also, this takes *a lot* of time and patience! Something that also helps is to still perform your lunges, single leg deadlifts, step ups, and squats/deadlifts for general leg strength. Lastly, if you have had a prior history of knee pain or lower back pain, pistols might not be a great exercise choice for you - and that’s totally fine! There are a ton of different exercises (like those ones I mentioned above) you can still perform that have just as much benefit without the excess stress on those joints.
We hope this post helped you out! Until next time, Peace, Love, and Muscles✌️💙💪!
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