How to perform pistol squat properly:

  • Stand upright with feet shoulder-width apart.
  • Place heel of left foot on the floor slightly in front of you, toes up.
  • Raise left leg in front of body as you push hips backwards and bend into a squat on the standing leg.
  • If necessary, extend arms in front of you to assist with balance.
  • Lower hips as low as possible, keeping front leg lifted. Push back to start.


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