The constant struggle for pistol squats is real, but have you ever stopped and noticed how many people work on their pistols all the time without ever getting one? We attribute this disappointment to athletes skipping the basics by diagnosing a deficiency before putting forward a plan to fix it.
Most people think that the ability to nail a pistol squat is based on strength on a single leg. That may be true in some cases but certainly not in all of them. If you can lower yourself from a high box on a single leg and then stand yourself back up, you probably have the requisite strength to stand up from a pistol. So what could it be? Why can’t you do a pistol yet?
In this video we break down many of the factors that will lead to your success or failure in your efforts to land that elusive pistol squat.