Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by Damn it Bobby, Nov 23, 2005.
I guess you need a big squat like 2-3 times your BW?
Not really. Just some balance. I don't even think it correlates with your squattting ability considering my squats suck.
what are pistols?
1 leg squats, stick one leg out in front and squat
I imagin it takes a good amount of hip flexor flexabliity too.
Ok, I have tried these before. I don't think I have the flexibility to do them that way. I tried them this way, I would get a bench and put it behind me and put my foot on it adn then do the one leg squats. It is easier to balance this way but other than that do you think they are comprable?
nah man i think youre overestimating it. pistols are a bit diff, i for one started doing them before i actually hit the weights. they however do require balance and proper form. compare it to squats like pushups to benching.
in theory, if you can squat your body weight, you should have no problem at all doing them if you can keep your balance.
say you weigh 225, and can squat 225.. that means when you squat, you have two legs lifting 450lbs, or 225 per leg
if you do pistols with no weight, again you have one leg lifting 225
my roomate does them, and he can't squat his body weight..