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The Pistol Squat

This such a fun exercise to do, and it’s quite challenging.   I really think it would be an excellent exercise for runners who suffer from weak hips, imbalance of the leg/hip muscles, and ITBS.  In general, everyone can benefit from the pistol squat.   Start slow with this exercise, start by squatting into a weight bench, or a chair.  Just like barefoot running, the pistol squat is all about technique.

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One thought on “The Pistol Squat

  1. good find.

    Posted by mike | June 29, 2013, 2:14 PM

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