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Weekly Wednesday Workout: Single Leg Squats

by Nellie

Weekly Wednesday Workout

 

Weekly Wednesday Workout: Single Leg Squats

 

So this week we are sticking to the same youtube channel as a couple weeks ago and I have no doubt there will be future videos from here as well! This one is the Single leg squat, I do squats every week, but this one is definitely taking squats to a different level.

 

httpv://youtu.be/EXCSAcZrpw4

I was a little hesitant to try this out because of my knee issues, but it caused no pain. I have some balance issues and after the comments from the week before, it looks like a lot of you have issues with balance too. The great thing about this exercise is that even if you don’t have a body bar to stabilize you, you can easily use the side of a couch or even a wall to help hold you up. This exercise is fantastic for the butt, (just like all squats) and you can feel it rather quickly in your quads, butt and hamstrings. It’s a great way to switch up the regular squats.

Have you ever tried Single leg squats?

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20 comments

Miz July 3, 2013 - 7:47 am

LOVE THESE but it has been eons.
Im in
today
outside
ON THE TRAMPOLINE!!

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Nellie July 9, 2013 - 8:31 pm

Oh man! I want a trampoline so bad, but I have no faith that I won’t land on the concrete in the back yard :/

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LaShawn July 3, 2013 - 10:09 am

So……….One leg up??? *snicker*

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Nellie July 9, 2013 - 8:36 pm

girl! LOL

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Tamara July 3, 2013 - 11:00 am

No, I’ve never tried to but I would like to. My legs do not look great in dresses lately. Not enough muscle tone!

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Nellie July 9, 2013 - 8:36 pm

It’s a pretty cool exercise good for the quads especially.

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thedoseofreality July 3, 2013 - 1:08 pm

Um, that looks really hard! And I am pretty sure I would fall down! ;)-Ashley

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evilcyber July 3, 2013 - 1:16 pm

If you do it like Nellie said and hold on to something, it can work for you too.

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Nellie July 9, 2013 - 8:37 pm

one day Ashley, one day!!

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evilcyber July 3, 2013 - 1:15 pm

Exactly! If you can’t do an exercise like you are supposed to, find your personal way to make it work for you. I too have some knee troubles and have to be careful with all exercises involving them. Sometimes it means I can’t go as deep as advertised, but that is still indefinitely better than just leaving out leg work.

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Nellie July 9, 2013 - 8:40 pm

right! I initially thought I wouldn’t be able to squat but even a squat that doesn’t dip all the way is still tough!

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Joi July 3, 2013 - 2:05 pm

I wasn’t aware you had knee issues dear! I haven’t done them lately, maybe I will work them in.

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Nellie July 9, 2013 - 8:42 pm

yeah a few weeks ago I think I might have overtrained it, so I have been doing less impact exercises as of late.

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Kim July 3, 2013 - 2:09 pm

Yes – love one-legged squats!! I like the fact that even though they are mainly working my butt, hamstrings and quads – the balance aspect helps me hold in my core, too!!

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Nellie July 9, 2013 - 8:43 pm

yes, I totally forgot to mention the core! It works that out too!

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miss donna July 3, 2013 - 2:19 pm

you got that right…it’s taking it to a level i’ll never be able to squat to! i saw a slideshow on twitter from Redbook Mag that said we (notice i said “we”!) should switch up our squats and this version is one that was shown.

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Nellie July 9, 2013 - 8:44 pm

lol! you can totally do it, especially if you are holding on to something!

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Hope July 3, 2013 - 5:58 pm

What’s the purpose of doing one leg squats? Is it reserved for if you have an injury or is it just more effective than the typical squats? It looks intimidating though, but I’ll try it…just for the feel of it.

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Nellie July 9, 2013 - 8:45 pm

I think its more of an isolation technique, because if you have all of your weight on one leg, you work it twice as hard. It’s not so bad if you hold on to something!

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Nellie July 9, 2013 - 8:32 pm

You are so right Honey!

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