Not everyone needs to pistol squat (or be able to), but everyone should be AS strong and stable on one leg as they are on two.
The thing is, training on one leg is tough, and I rarely come across clients or friends that can do it effortlessly with good mechanics. And that's not to throw shade on anyone—my single-leg work leaves a lot to be desired too. .
Thankfully, it doesn't take much load, if any at all, to make your single-leg training feel like a 5RM back squat (just kidding, powerlifter, please don't crucify me). .
99% of you can probably step onto a platform that's ~20 inches from the ground, but I bet a lot would struggle to control the descent—exercising is tough when you take momentum out of the equation. 😉
If that's the case, try your hand at some eccentrically-controlled step-ups with a countermovement, as @richa318 shows here.
By shifting some of the weight forward (Lauren pushes the plate out), it changes the body's center of mass and leverages, making the exercise more manageable—this means more work can be done during the eccentric portion of the lift (when the #glutes are lengthening), which is often neglected.
Give it a shot and let me know what you think. 👊🏻
I am super excited to announce that I am now a Consultant with Rodan + Fields. I could not be more anxious to get my new products & start sharing with the world!! Sounds crazy! I know.. And I’m not a “sales” person whatsoever! I would never try to sell anyone anything... but here I am selling houses & now wanting to sell skincare! Crazy!! Right?! But not really, I have realized in the last year of my life, it doesn’t take a “good sales person” be successful!! To provide value to others, to make a difference in someone’s life & to be real! I don’t BS anything I do.
Here’s my story on how I started with R+F:
About a year ago, I saw a ‘before & after’ photo of someone using lash boost & I was instantly intrigued... I didn’t even know growing your lashes was a thing!! Months later, after that I started noticing women with long beautiful lashes randomly out & about.. I began asking them what they use? Are they real? After legitimately hearing from three different women (all from different places & different times) that they had all been using lash boost for only about month or two... I was sold!!! I had to try it for myself!! Because I’m always looking for a deal & to save money, who isn’t?! Instead of buying lash boost outright, I decided to become a preferred customer.. 10% off and free shipping!! As many of you who actually know me... I was never big on having a routine with my skincare, I did wash my face everyday. But I didn’t take my makeup off at night or apply moisturizer or eye cream, or anything!! Shame. Shame. I know!! But I also know I’m not alone!!! Now that I’m in my 30s, I see how important this is!! So to save some more money, I figured why not also try a regimen as well, my consultant was also offering free eye cream at the time... which I also wanted to try, since I do struggle with under eye bags!! So win-win!! It has now been about two months & I'm about all out of products!! I could not believe the changes I have seen, not only in my lashes, but in my skin!!! I am officially SOLD!! R+F girl for life!! (Just look at my before & after!! Mascara is the SAME!! Only thing different is the lighting!) ...continued in the comments. 😉 #rodanandfields
This post is inspired by @vval_e swipe to see her post!
One thing I wish I would’ve known when getting into fitness is that you don’t have to starve yourself to lose weight !!! Or eat like a rabbit 🙌🏻 (make the small changes) Also to just enjoy the process and NOT rush it . That’s where bad eating habits come in, yo-yo dieting, and it’s not maintainable. •
Progress takes time !!! Love yourself and the process. We all start somewhere ❤️