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You’ll impress the other guys at the gym if you can correctly pull off a single-legged squat, or a pistol squat. Pistol squats are pretty complicated moves. It requires a great deal of balance and flexibility, and a set of strong thighs. Because this movement isn’t something people typically do, you should feel a stretch around the front of your skins and ankles. If you do, you are breaking those muscles in and well on your way to being one of those guys who can actually do pistol squats.
The portion of the move where you lower your body takes a lot of core strength and balance, two thing that could be difficult for some to dig into simultaneously. You want to start off in a deep squat position. Your butt should be close to your heel, and the other leg should be extended. This isn’t a move you should rush either. Take your time and let your body get used to the movement. As with all exercises, you want to be able to keep perfect form before attempting a set of pistol squats.
Can you or someone you know do the pistol squats like they are nothing? Have you tried the pistol squat to no avail? Share your stories with us in the comments below, or by tweeting us @underwearexpert.