1. Place your feet about shoulder-width apart with your toes pointing forwards
2. Lift one leg off the ground and point it slightly out in front of you
3. Brace your core and inhale as you lower your body, bending at the knee. Be sure to keep your chest upright and your eyes forward
4. Once your knee hit a 90-degree angle, briefly pause before exhaling and driving back upwards at a controlled speed using your quadriceps while bringing your hips forward
The primary muscles used in Pistol Squats are the Glutes and Quads. The secondary muscles used are the Hamstrings.