1-Leg Squats Check a Lot of Boxes

1-Leg Squats check a lot of boxes.

Knee & Hip stability

Knee & Hip strength

Stabilization in all three planes

Ankle mobility

Zero spinal loading

Extremely low back friendly

Can easily regress by shortening the range of motion

Can easily progress by adding load via chains, vests, or an anteriorly loaded weight

We will usually program these for 3 sets of 5-8 reps per leg as an assistance exercise on days that we perform a heavier bilateral lower body exercise like a Trap Bar Deadlift.

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