Single leg squat

single leg squat

Technique

Use same basic technique as when training squats. Position yourself in standing position and place your weight one foot. Place toe on other foot in ground for balance. Sit back and lower into a squat position. Squeeze glutes and press back up explosively. Keep knees behind toes the entire movement.

Tips

Always work muscles both ways, lower slowly and press up a faster.

Alternatives

Hold on to a wall or something for support or reverse the move half way down in the beginning, aim toward 90-degree angel in knee on working leg.

More info

Works mainly glutes and leg muscles, but also builds balance and core.

Video

Caroline Nilsson is your personal trainer showing you how to perform Single leg squat.

This exercise is 1 of 36 exercises that are included in the app Poworkout Trim & Tone.

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