#AskKenneth 182: From Side Step-up to Pistol Squat
▶️Both exercises are the unilateral exercises.
▶️Side Step-up is a regression exercise;
Pistol Squat is a progression exercise.
▶️If you cannot manage Side Step-up, forget about Pistol Squat.
▶️As you know that I like to do calisthenics.
I like to do it at outdoor under the sun when I finished my main course at the gym.
▶️Both of them are bodyweight training , trainees can do them at anytime and anywhere.
▶️And you don't need any special equipment.
▶️You don't need to lift heavy back squat in every session, sometimes you can switch your program a little bit to stimulate your muscles to grow - Shock the muscles !
▶️By doing them, you will realize your weak-links, which leg is weaker than the other, and you can improve the structural balance as well.
▶️If you cannot do even Side Step-up, please go back to the fundamental exercises -
▶️How low should I go?
My answer is all the way!
Personally, I quite like Crossfit system, if the athletes cannot reach the range of motion - NO REP!
▶️Bad to your knees?
Spend more time to do mobility work and the basic exercises first, read above!
▶️Not every exercise IS suitable for everyone. Depends.