Honoring the One-legged Squat

CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
I added this exercise to my workout program a few days ago, and one would think I never workout my legs and butt at all, judging by the after effects - I've been so SORE! :D

The only problem is that I don't balance too well on one leg so I end up doing 2 reps, lose balance, 2 reps, lose balance, and so on. If anyone with good balance has any tips for me, please share.

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  • CynaminbearCynaminbear Posts: 4,476Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Your balance will improve when you work your core muscles.
    What do you do with the leg not being used?
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  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    I have 2 versions.

    1) Leg stretched out (at an angle) in front.
    2) Leg pulled back, also at an angle.

    I seem to balance better with version 2.

    I'll see if holding in my core pilate-style will help - also maybe I need to get back on the pilates wagon...

    Thanks, CB!
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    I'm up to 4 reps!
  • CynaminbearCynaminbear Posts: 4,476Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Woohoo!
    I impressed myself today. While washing in the shower I was able to stand on one leg and wash the other, all the way to the ankle, without even wobbling.
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  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    Impressive! I think I wobble in the shower. I will test it out tomorrow.
  • CynaminbearCynaminbear Posts: 4,476Registered Users Curl Connoisseur
    Just be careful!
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  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    Cherish wrote:
    2) Leg pulled back, also at an angle.

    A new video I bought includes a one-legged squat as part of the workout. The leg is bent at the knee, turned out to the side, and pulled back as far as it can go. Squeeeeze and it works that glute as well.
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  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    Gemini13 wrote:
    Cherish wrote:
    2) Leg pulled back, also at an angle.

    A new video I bought includes a one-legged squat as part of the workout. The leg is bent at the knee, turned out to the side, and pulled back as far as it can go. Squeeeeze and it works that glute as well.

    This is the version that seems to work out best for me.
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    I can now do a full set (8 reps) per leg without losing my balance :D
  • MipMip Posts: 233Registered Users
    Cherish wrote:
    I can now do a full set (8 reps) per leg without losing my balance :D

    Congratulations. I tried the one legged squat and fell over. :lol:
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    Mip wrote:
    Cherish wrote:
    I can now do a full set (8 reps) per leg without losing my balance :D

    Congratulations. I tried the one legged squat and fell over. :lol:

    :lol:

    Thanks, Mip. Keep at it.. if I can manage a set, anyone can.
  • disneylovedisneylove Posts: 112Registered Users
    i like two-legged squats :lol:
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  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    Girl (parallel) squats or ass-to-ground (atg)?
  • tnkrbll23etnkrbll23e Posts: 30Registered Users
    I do a version of one legged squats on the core board with a small medicine ball in my hands. My trainer is super into core exercises and my balance has become great over the last eight months.
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  • fur4Elisefur4Elise Posts: 5Registered Users
    Baby, that is one hard move. I could not agree more on how sore I was after the first time I tried them...think "shoot the duck" only without the rollerskates... :lol:

    You get my props! Keep up the good work!
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  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    Thanks! :D

    I found this variation to try out when I need a routine... it doesn't require balancing:
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/2002/onelegbbsquat1.jpg
  • CostenyaCostenya Posts: 520Registered Users
    Cherish--Can you explain the one-legged squat to me. I thought that's what I was doing, but after re-reading your post, I don't think I was. :oops:

    Do you have pictures of it?

    This is the only example I could find Single Leg Squat
  • CherishCherish Posts: 1,847Registered Users
    That's a valid one legged squat, but his leg has support.

    The ones I've been doing are as I described above, without support. I thought I posted links for both :? The backwards one would be like in my new link above except without the bench supporting her leg. The forward is basically the non-squat leg going forward, again no support.
  • MipMip Posts: 233Registered Users
    I've worked out how to a one-legged squat!

    I stood with my back to a chair, and rested my foot on the edge of it, just for balance. I then bent the other leg a bit, like a normal squat, making sure to put my weight on that leg, and just use the chair for balance.

    I did two, and it's definitely hard work!

    Thanks Cherish. :D

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