1-Leg Squats check a lot of boxes.
✅Knee & Hip stability
✅Knee & Hip strength
✅Stabilization in all three planes
✅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.