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    Pistol Squat Balancing on a Bar

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    I know this pistol squat tutorial isn't appropriate for most people but the video is still fun to watch!


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    Haha...I'm still working on the basic pistol squat, but this awesome.
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    it's really interesting. we teach the posture in yoga, actually. It's a version of uttitha hasta padangustasana series, from what i can gather. I have to dig up the name in my iyengar yoga book (i don't have all of them memorised), but typically, you hold the toe from standing down to the squat, and then back up (that's the yowsah!).

    doing it on a bar looks like fun! in acroyoga, we do it on a strap line (strip of webbing).
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    (or try to. i think the bar would be a good starting place for that.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by theholla View Post
    Haha...I'm still working on the basic pistol squat, but this awesome.
    Thanks!

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    it's really interesting. we teach the posture in yoga, actually. It's a version of uttitha hasta padangustasana series, from what i can gather. I have to dig up the name in my iyengar yoga book (i don't have all of them memorised), but typically, you hold the toe from standing down to the squat, and then back up (that's the yowsah!).

    doing it on a bar looks like fun! in acroyoga, we do it on a strap line (strip of webbing).
    A lot of yoga asanas are very similar to movements that come up in other forms of strength training. I can do the toe holding version of this on the ground but not yet on the bar.
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    yeah, it's a toughy on it's own. so much fun. But i love the way you break it down.

    I have a couple of FB friends in NYC and CT who might pop into one of your bootcamps and take some gems home. Three of them just quit their gym memberships because they want to spend time and money elsewhere, but still want to be awesomely fit. They are now totally into your site! I hope they do take a bootcamp class and tell me how it goes!

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    That's great to hear! Thanks for spreading the word!
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    Absolutely incredible.
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    Thanks, 979!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 979roadrunner View Post
    Absolutely incredible.
    Attainable too! start working at it! Al explains it very well, but definitely start from the regular pistol squat or just regular squat until building the strength. I can do one or two sloppy reps of a regular pistol without working at it too much.

    Al, it was a pleasure meeting you and working out with you. Terribly nice guy. I was pretty sore for two days after, oh and I have video evidence of a 4-5 second free standing handstand at TSP! I worked at it when you left, doing it against the parallel bars was a good idea.

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