TRX Pistol Squat

The TRX Pistol Squat is the same as the Single-Leg Squat. Holding onto the TRX starps while executing this movement allows you to maintain an upright position throughout the movement, but also works the scapular retractors (ie: the rhomboids) which help avoid the typical rounded shoulder posture typical of Western "office worker'" society.

Primary muscles worked

  • Rhomboids

Secondary muscles worked

  • Core
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Steps

Step 1: Standing upright on one foot, or leaning back, facing the TRX anchor, with the other foot held up several inches in front of you, hold the TRX handles and squat down with the supporting leg as deeply as you can.

Step 2: Press through the heel of the squatting leg to push yourself up back to the starting position.

Step 3: Repeat this movement several times, before switching legs and repeating the same thing.

How to progress the exercise

Wearing a weighted vest will add an additional load to this exercise. Also, you may want to add a hop within the movement to add to the explosiveness.

Additional Information

A good strong plank is required for this exercise….If revision is needed, refer to the TRX Plank.

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