Single Leg Squat is a tremendous lower body exercise. Among many other things it greatly improves:
- Lower body strength
- Knee and ankle stability
- Jumping and landing ability
- Tactical movement skills (ability to engage and disengage the ground using only one leg in case the other one is hurt)
In the video below you will find some progressive movement strategies that will help you to master the Pistol. The outlined list is not final by any degree, but it should give you some good ideas on not only how to work up to a legitimate Pistol Squat, but also on how you can diversify your lower body strength training. Enjoy!
Here is the breakdown of the movements shown in the video: