5 Progressions for the Pistol Squat (Video)

This week, Al demonstrates a step-by-step approach to mastering the pistol squat.

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Welcome to our new series featuring calisthenics expert Al Kavaldo.This week, Al demonstrates five progressions for the pistol squat, along with two advanced options.

The progressions are:

  • Bench pistol
  • Assisted (pole) pistol
  • Elevated pistol
  • Counterweighted pistol
  • Full pistol squat

Once you have mastered the full pistol squat on both legs, try these variations:

  • Hands-behind-back pistol
  • Plyometric pistol

Every Sunday, we feature a new bodyweight strength training video from calisthenics expertAl Kavadlo. Al is also famous for smiling while performing some of the most difficult bodyweight exercises imaginable!