Exercise of the Week, Vacation Series: Pistol Squat

Exercise of the Week, Vacation Series:  Pistol Squat

Pistol Squat

Coach Kristie demonstrates another Exercise of the Week in the Vacation Series:  Pistol Squat.  The vacation series exercises can all be done anywhere without the need of additional equipment.

Start in the standing position, arms outstretched, one leg in front of the body, bent at a 90 degree angle.  Slowly lower yourself by bending the opposite leg.  To increase difficulty, hold in the “down” position for a count of 5-8 before returning to standing.  To add another element to increase difficulty, straighten your leg out in front you instead of holding at a 90 degree angle.  This workout is great for glutes, hamstrings, hips, and quadriceps.

Start with 8-10 reps each leg.  You can do straight sets on each leg, or alternate.

 

 

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