One move that I have always wanted to master is the Pistol. It is essentially a 1 legged squat whereby one leg is extended 90 degrees in front while you balance your bodyweight on 1 leg and lower your body until the extended leg is parallel to the floor. This is considered one of the most difficult feats in flexibility, strength and conditioning, so difficult that many are unable to do even one full rep. Well, I was up for the challenge and wanted to see if I can do 10 reps on both legs.
I recently purchased Steve Cotter’s Mastering the Pistol DVD. On the DVD, Steve reveals the secret to mastering this move by breaking it down into 3 components: balance, flexibility, and balance. You will get 3 workouts that help further reinforce and develop those skills. I had an easy time with all the warm up exercises but it was when I got to the actual workouts that I really began seeing my numbers increase, and not to mention, my legs got even stronger as a result! When I first started the program, I able to only do 2 or 3 in a row. I’ve only been on the program for 3 weeks and I’m already up to 10 pistols each leg! Simply amazing stuff!
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