A "pistol" in my world is a single leg squat. It is an incredible act of athleticism, combining the need for simultaneous strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination. It would be hard to find another exercise that covers so many bases. Rarely will you spot someone in the gym performing them, due to their difficulty. However, the road to being about to perform them is merely paved by intelligent and frequent drilling. When I started trying, I certainly couldn't get down to the floor right away, and started by sitting back into a chair. In a later video, I will go over how to start incorporating drills into your training that will allow you to work toward performing a full pistol with added weight in your hand. For now, check out this introduction of what I have in store for you....
Monday, June 21, 2010
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