DIFFICULTY: 4 OUT OF 5
Just because you're doing a squat on one leg instead of two doesn't mean it's twice as hard. As a matter of fact, it's several times harder than the common squat. If your hips, ankles and knees aren't mobile enough, and if you don't have the right balance of stability and strength, you're doomed to end up on your butt and not with one foot on the ground and the other stretched out in the air in front of you.
Despite the odds not being in favour of beginners, the pistol squat is a perfect exercise for the pros. Building leg strength, stability and functional flexibility. It's often referred to as the king of lower-body exercises.
Yogi, H&M Sport ambassador and H&M Magazine's personal trainer Patrick Beach shows you how to master the pistol squat in five steps. Keep your chin up and stay balanced.