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Rounding your lower back during squats can cause pain and injury. So why is it allowed during one-legged squats?
What I love about squats is their versatility. There's a squat for every almost occasion and purpose.
Despite looking cool and being popular, the pistol has a number of drawbacks.
Pistols are valuable for proprioception, which means anyone who runs, works, or moves around on an uneven surface will benefit from training them.
This week's picks are all about building you up, filling in the holes in the training, and creating a better, stronger, faster you.
This week, Al demonstrates a step-by-step approach to mastering the pistol squat.
Every approach is simple to implement, but could make the difference in reaching your next personal record - or reaching the bottom of your pistol squat.
This flow would be good to do before a lifting session with squats, performing a workout with pistols, or running.
I've changed my mind about using the rings to advance your pistol skills, and here's why.
Flexibility is the factor that holds most people back from doing a pistol. Here are two great approaches to build that flexibility.
It wasn’t until I attended the current CrossFit Gymnastics certification that I realized bands are not essential, and can even be a crutch to an athlete’s progression.
Every Sunday we post the "Sunday Seven" so you can quickly see the seven most popular articles of the week. This week: the CrossFit process, missing links in your training, pistol squats, and more!
Consider this article to be a user’s manual of sorts for the pistol, complete with a step-by-step progression as well as a troubleshooting guide.
By his own admission, CrossFit coach Dave Ayres was not born with natural ability. This is why he finds himself always learning. Here Dave shares his learnings with you through ten of his best videos.
Pistol squats are the bane of my existance. So I put this video together to help all those who struggle with this challenging, but fun movement.
Short on time? Single leg exercises are a great way to build lower body and core strength at the same time. Here are my three favorite one-legged exercises I use with my clients.
This week we give tips on how to develop your one legged squat. A challenging movement, it requires a combination of strength, balance, and flexibility.