Pistol Squat Progression: The Badass Squat That Gives Bragging Rights
Hi Friend! I hope you had a great weekend.
Perhaps filled with sunshine and maybe even a weekend warrior workout?
In our house, we decided to combine the two.
Oh yes we did. And it was fabulous. I’ll share some pictures below.
First things first though… what’s an exercise that you’ve seen someone do at the gym and you immediately thought:
“Wow, that’s pretty badass. I’ll never be able to do that.”
Pull-ups? Dead-lifts? 1-armed push-ups?
Well, first off you can do it. You just have to know how to work towards making it happen.
And second, my favorite bragging rights exercise is:
The Pistol Squat
Might seem crazy and impossible, but it’s not. Check out the show below to learn how to progress towards doing an entire set of pistol squats on your own!
Except it’s more like a squat on steroids.
Instead of stopping when the thigh is parallel to the ground, you continue lowering down until your butt is practically tapping your heal.
Your other leg is stretched out in front of your body, never touching the ground.
Sounds like fun right?
But more than anything, it’s the squat that if you can do it people look at you in awe.
And since I have a lot of people ask me about them, I thought I would share with you how you can progress towards accomplishing a pistol on your own.
Just to warn you, if you have bad knees then these may not be for you.
There are plenty of other awesome lower body moves you can do, this is just a fun challenge to aim for!
No editing was done to this photo!
Workout Beach Day Fun
Since I mentioned yesterday that Dan and I were going to do a kettlebell workout at the beach, I thought I would share a few pictures.
We had a great workout (Dan is king at designing killer kettlebell workouts), so good in fact, that we pushed ourselves to new levels.
I’m jumping up in weight: 35 lb. I didn’t think I would be able to do a lot of the circuit with the given number of reps, but I did!
Not only that, but I was in beast mode… I ended up ripping a callus off my hand. It hurt like hell but I felt like a total badass.
We’ve decided to hit the sand every Sunday!
If you’re into KB training, here is the workout we did.
“The Sandy Kettlebell”
5 Min Jog
60 KB Swings
20 Dual Squats (holding 2 uneven weighted kbs: I used a 35 & a 20)
20 Chest Presses/Side
40 Yard Run
25 Walking Lunges
Because we loved doing this so much, we’re going to stick to beach workouts on the weekends. If you’re in Charleston and want to workout with us, just email me! We would love to start a workout club on Sunday mornings.
That’s a wrap… so tell me,
What’s your favorite badass move?