Get Serious About Strength and Balance With One-Legged Squats

Lots of people seem to disregard the effectiveness of calisthenics arguing that it’s not good enough for lower body development.

However, as I have talked in another post there are lots of calisthenics exercises to challenge your lower body.

In this article, I am going to cover one of the most famous calisthenics leg exercises, the pistol squat.

Source: The Definite Guide to the Pistol Squat

I haven’t seen any yoga postures that are identical to the pistol squat, but there’s stuff that’s close.  The legs for Eagle posture for a start, but the balancing foot posture that I can’t remember or find the name of is really close to the pistol squat.

Either way, the page is very comprehensive about how to work up to the pistol squat if you aren’t there already.