Uploaded on Sep 7, 2007
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A lot of people wonder how to do the pistol squat, how to improve at it, or just where to even start. So this video is going to take the beginner or intermediate through the stages all the way up to the advanced level.
First of all, this exercise is for relatively strong or advanced individuals. If you have never done this exercise before, then you can start by using a bench for support. So, set up with a bench behind you and stand on one leg, placing your other foot as well as both arms out in front. Now, sit back onto the bench and then come right back up. This is one way in which you can practice this exercise.
If you're ready to progress to the more difficult version of the pistol squat, then remove the bench. Again, place your hands and foot out in front of you, sit back as much as possible and then come back up. Be sure to keep your elevated foot off the ground, and do as many repetitions as possible without losing your balance.
This is a very difficult bodyweight exercise but excellent for building muscle, burning both fat and calories, and really improving your sports-specific training. Remember to start off where you're comfortable and work your way up.
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