Tip: Pistol Squat Hold with Leg Exchange

Already good at pistol squats? Showoff. Now try this advanced variation.

Pistol squats are not only a great test for mobility, strength, and balance, they're also a great way to build those three qualities.

If you've mastered than standard pistol squat, try this:

  • Hold a pistol squat in the bottom position.
  • Now switch legs while staying in the bottom hold position.
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.