Step by Step Instructions for the Kettlebell Pistol Squat
Time for another in our series on kettlebell exercises. This time, we'll explain the proper execution of the Kettlebell Pistol Squat routine. This exercise is for advanced users and should be approached, as with all weightlifting exercises, with care and preparation. The muscle groups most affected by this exercise routine will be the shoulders, quadriceps, calves, gluteus maximus and hamstrings. Don't forget your warmup at the beginning of this workout. If you're new to kettlebells, we strongly urge you to workout under the supervision of a fitness professional. To see our other posts on kettlebell exercises, click "kettlebells" in the Categories menu to your right.
Kettlebell Pistol Squat Steps
- Use both hands to pick up a kettlebell and hold it at chest level as you stand upright.
- Extend out one leg as you squat down on the other, making sure that you flex your knee and sit back on your hips. The kettlebell should remain in front of your chest throughout.
- Hold the position for a few seconds, and then use your heels to drive back up to a standing position. Keep your head and chest up throughout.
- Perform 8-10 repetitions on each leg.
We always recommend that you work with a fitness professional to assure that you're doing your kettlebell workout using proper form and procedure, as this will help you avoid injury. This is particularly important if you're new to kettlebell exercise. If you need a referral to find a fitness coach or personal trainer near you, RX Fitness Equipment can help. Let us know what you need.
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