Category Archives: Working Out Your Legs

The Twenty Pistol Squat Challenge

Those of you who’ve been keeping up with me may recall the twenty pull-up challenge. Now I’m throwing down a twenty pistol squat challenge! People often write to me wanting to know how to get better at pistols. The best way is simply to practice! Do this challenge as often as you can and you [...]

Also posted in Body Weight Exercises | Comments closed

Pistol Squats

The pistol squat is a fantastic exercise for building lower body strength, balance and flexibility. But of course there’s a catch – you have to be strong, well balanced and flexible in order to even do one! The main muscles involved in the pistol squat are the quads, glutes and hamstrings, though a strong core [...]

Also posted in Body Weight Exercises | Comments closed

All About Deadlifts

The deadlift is one of the most cut and dry ways to build or test your strength, you simply grab a heavy object and lift it off the ground. While there are a ton of variations on the deadlift (we’ll get to them in a second), and a good deal of subtlety to performing it [...]

Also posted in Strength and Conditioning | Comments closed

Advanced Pistol Squatting

The pistol squat is a challenging exercise, but with consistent practice, it can become relatively easy. Once you can do 10 repetitions on each leg, you should try adding a new challenge. My two favorite ways to do this are by bringing weights into the picture or adding a balance component. If you want to [...]

Also posted in Body Weight Exercises, Parkour | Comments closed

The Shrimp Squat

If you think pistol squats are the be-all-and-end-all of bodyweight leg exercises, think again. The shrimp squat is a challenging single-leg bodyweight movement that can humble any sharpshooting pistol squatter. To perform a shrimp squat, begin in an upright position, then bend one knee so you can grab your ankle behind your back (just like [...]

Also posted in Body Weight Exercises | Comments closed