Before we get to Episode 3, here’s a quick Life Lesson that can be applied to the Pistol Series of videos…
I won’t turn this into a rant, but I see this type of thing every day. It’s like our society is plagued with individuals who want things YESTERDAY and can’t understand why they don’t see immediate results. Maybe it’s a product of the information age where you can get any product you want at the click of a button.
People have to realize that that kind of attitude doesn’t work with exercise, health, strength or fat loss.
THERE IS NO INSTANT GRATIFICATION.
It took a lot of hard work when I was young to be able to do my first pistol and even now, I am STILL working on improving my form and strength with this exercise.
If you have never done a bodyweight squat below parallel before, then don’t expect to be able to do a pistol within a couple of weeks! Heck, don’t even try it! (Because you can really mess up your knees).
Do your soft tissue/foam rolling work and your mobility work CONSISTENTLY.
PRACTICE getting below parallel on your 2-leg bodyweight squats until you can do about 2 sets of 30-40 reps without discomfort.
Then progress to single leg variations like the ones outlined in Episode 2 of How to do a Pistol using the same rep recommendations above (2 sets of 15-20 per leg with no discomfort).
THEN try some pistols or some pistol variations (like the 2 I show you in the video below)…
Progress slowly and work hard and you will get there.