Tip: Pistol Squat From the Bottom Up

Ramp up the difficulty of the pistol squat with this variation.

Bottom-up training has several benefits for strength training. You can even use it for the pistol squat. Just start your pistol from the bottom position (a deep squat), get one leg out in front, and come up. Switch legs and repeat.

TJ Kuster is a certified athletic trainer (ATC) and certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS), specializing in mobility and injury prevention. He coaches at Method Sports Performance in Bloomington, IL.