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TRX Pistol Squat

The TRX Pistol Squat enhances lower body strength, focusing on thighs and glutes, while improving balance and core stability. Ideal for all fitness levels, the TRX straps assist with form and balance.
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TRX Pistol Squat instructions
Step-by-step instructions
1
Stand facing the TRX system and grab the handles with your palms facing together.
2
Lift one leg off the ground and keep it in front, while the other leg is planted firmly on the ground.
3
Gently squat down on the standing leg, using the TRX as support. Your hands should be moving along with your body.
4
Drive through the heel of your foot to stand back up to standing position while still holding onto the handles.
5
Switch legs and repeat the steps for the other leg. Keep your movements slow and controlled, and avoid bending the knees past 90 degrees.
Stand facing the TRX system and grab the handles with your palms facing together.
Lift one leg off the ground and keep it in front, while the other leg is planted firmly on the ground.
Gently squat down on the standing leg, using the TRX as support. Your hands should be moving along with your body.
Drive through the heel of your foot to stand back up to standing position while still holding onto the handles.
Switch legs and repeat the steps for the other leg. Keep your movements slow and controlled, and avoid bending the knees past 90 degrees.
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