Squat Rx #25 - Pistols
I had been meaning to make a video about pistols for a very long time, but there was a period of (literally) years that I had not been doing them at all. Pistols are one of those exercises that can be a little intimidating if you weigh much more than a buck fifty, so they just kind of fell out of the rotation and never made it back in... until recently.
Lately, the hips and lower back have been a bit of an issue and I decided to give them a shot. After a couple of sessions of grooving the movement with concentric-only pistols, they came back without too much trouble.
Pistols are one of those exercises I don't recommend for everyone, but it's a fun challenge and might be just the thing a trainee needs to inject new life into their training rotation. Although the thoughts presented here may be common sense, I hope they are helpful to some.