Single Leg Squat

Perform a single leg squat while holding on to a barbell secured within a squat rack for balance and support. Scott H. Mendelson explains the finer execution points he uses to instructed personalized training program clients.

Unilateral movements help to correct strength imbalances. Holding the bar with a proper hand position will allow trainees to initiate the squat to maximize glute recruitment. A bench can be set at parallel depth for the trainee to touch with the gluteus as depth marker. Do not slam down on the bench. the movement should be under control with a one to three second pause at the parallel depth position.