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Pistol Squat

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Best Use For Improving Vertical Jump

Pistol squats should be a staple of training programs for not just athletes without access to weight training equipment, but to those who do as well. It is a fantastic way to build functional strength and improve your range of motion.

Technique Tips

The pistol squat is actually quite difficult to perform. You should start the movement by pushing your knees forward and keeping the weight on your foot. You will need to keep your weight forward or you will fall over backwards. Control your descent, don't just drop into it. If you are experiencing knee pain it is often due to lack of flexibility.

Alternative Exercises

Some good alternatives to Pistol Squats are

Pistol Box Squats

Medicine Ball Pistol Squats

Split Squats

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