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Whacked Out Wednesday Number 11

Pistol Variation

I'm a huge fan of the body weight Pistol.  It tests the strength, balance, mobility and determination of the athlete like no other squatting movement can.  Mastering it can take a while but once you get it you are ready to start adding some repetitions to the process.  I also really like what are called Chinese or Airborne Squats.  This is a body weight squat with the leg bent and touching down behind the opposite heel.  Not as hard as the Pistol but still a great challenge.  Check out the following video of Master PCC Al Kavadlo doing what he calls a Shrimp Squat. This is a great variation of the Chinese Squat and something I'm going to need to try myself!



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