Pistol Squat Program

(11 customer reviews)


Time to get your pistol squat!

Follow a program to help build lower body strength, mobility, and balance to help get your first pistol squat!
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How long will it take me?

The program is designed for 3 days per week, about 30-45 min per workout, and about 6 weeks. Total length of the program may vary based on your current level/strength and can be adjusted to 4 or 8 weeks by adjusting the length of phase 1 and phase 2 by 1 week shorter/longer. The first week or two may take a little longer as you learn the exercises, but it should get faster as you learn and no longer have to watch the videos!

What makes this different than other pistol squat programs?

In addition to working on drills, mobility, and specific strengthening for pistol squats, this program includes generalized lower body strengthening and self joint mobilizations to improve lower body joint mobility. People often think that pistol squats are limited by core strength, but often times ankle and hip mobility and lateral (outside) hip strength play a larger role than they think! This program includes things to address all of these things!

What equipment do I need?

You’ll need access to a big looped bands or belt, 1-2 dumbbells or kettlebells, a box/bench/sturdy chair/or other sturdy surface that you’re elevated comfortable standing on, a strap (can use a belt, dog leash, towel, rope, or any non-stretchy strap), and a small towel roll. If you need bands, I use Rubberbanditz 41″ bands (code LAURA10 gives you a discount). I recommend getting a band or two based on your current strength.

Can I do this with my other program(s)?

You can add this to another upper body &/or core program, but I would recommend not performing another program at the same time that includes lower body work to allow proper recovery of your lower body for maximal strength gains! Remember recovery is just as important as your training to gain strength! This would pair well with the pull up program or shoulder prehab program depending on your goals!

Will it be too hard or too easy for me?

You should be able to perform 20 double leg squats with good form and be able to sit down into a chair on 1 leg (we’ll work toward being able to stand back up from there) to do the program! It is designed to have some variability based on your current level (e.g. increased/decreased resistance/assistance, etc.). If you just got your first pistol squat, you can also use this program to increase your lower body strength to increase your reps. But, if you can already do 2-3 pistol squats on each side consecutively with good form, it may be too easy for you. If you still have more questions, feel free to shoot me a message below!

How does the program help with form and progression?

When you purchase the program you get access to the written program and detailed individual exercise videos. These videos go into common compensations and corrections for each exercise and have a written detailed description of the exercise, common error, and corrections. To ensure progression, you are given progressions from phase 1 to 2 (in reps or exercises) and a place to track weights/assistance. The goal is to either decrease assistance, increase resistance, increase range or motion, or improve form each time you perform a specific exercise! The program allows you to easily track this so you don’t have to remember what you did the last time!

How much is it?

$45 USD. I wanted to make a more accessible program for those who are unable to do my individualized workout programs or consult calls for whatever reason!

What if I don’t like the program?

As you receive the program once you purchase it, no refunds will be given. If you have any questions about if the program is right for you, please email paradigmofperfection@gmail.com with any questions you have!

11 reviews for Pistol Squat Program

  1. Kelly

    This program is so detailed and well structured! I wanted to get my pistol squats so I used this program for 6 weeks and saw serious improvement. The videos are so clear and helpful so it’s easy to know what you should be doing.

    • paradigmofperfection

      So happy to hear your pistol squats improved Kelly! Keep up the hard work!

  2. Patricia Mullaney

    This program was excellent! I built strength gradually and safely—Laura makes sure to program exercises to keep hips healthy while still prioritizing progressive overload. I kept with it and by week 7, I got my first ever pistol squat!! Did not think this was achievable for me a year ago. Highly recommend this for anyone wanting to get their pistol squats (obviously) but also for any one looking to get more unilateral lower body strength.

    • paradigmofperfection

      Congrats on getting your first pistol squat!! So happy the program was able to help you get there. Keep up the hard work!

  3. Seth

    I am a skier and I bought this program as a summer workout to help me gain single leg strength and it worked wonderfully. The program had a fun and challenging array of movements that helped me reach my pistol squat goal!!!

    • paradigmofperfection

      Nice work!! Glad to hear the program was fun and helped you maintain/gain strength in the off season!

  4. Marjorie Lebeuf-B

    I just started this program (even though I bought it few months ago) and I really like it so far. It’s not always the simplest exercises, but I love the diversity, originality, and the videos are really helpful.

    • paradigmofperfection

      Thank you! So happy you enjoy the program and videos so far!

  5. Vrena Anton

    I haven’t finished the program yet, but so far I can say there’s a lot of effort that went into making it. The videos are detailed and organized, with helpful cues for the dos and don’ts for every exercise. My first session doing this program was the hardest. It got easier from there, as I got familiar with the exercises. I saw improvement in my strength as well 🙂

    • paradigmofperfection

      The first day definitely takes the longest as you’re learning the exercises, but so happy you picked them up quickly and are able to see improvements already in your strength!

  6. Fanny Flores

    I finished the 8-week program and I decided to keep on doing it with the incremental adjustment of the phase 2 reps/weight. The program is clear, progressive, detailed and Laura orientation on the videos is just remarkable, I learnt a lot just by following each advice. The form of my pistol squat seriously improved, still not able to do it as I would like to, but I will not give up!

    • paradigmofperfection

      Excited to hear you’re making progress! Keep up the hard work!

  7. Louis

    Not a waste of money! Before starting the program, I could do a very wobbly pistol squat and my knees hurt. Now, my pistol squat is much more solid. Also, the pain is gone.

    • paradigmofperfection

      So happy to hear about your progress (both with performance and pain) with the program Louis! Thank you so much for your review!

  8. Violeta (verified owner)

    AWESOME! Comprehensive, doable yet challenging, dynamic, and suitable to all levels. I am a weightlifter, and I though this program might not feel enough for me, but surprisingly it give me soreness around my glutes everytime. My mobility has improved a lot, and this program allowed me to keep training safely after a minor injury skiing. Now that I am recovered I plan to continue on it or try another ones, because the flexibility I gained is no joke. Laura is not a “fitness influencer,” she is a true professional who knows her stuff, and I will trust and recommend any of her programs. Also, you get support via email or they FB group.

    • paradigmofperfection

      Thank you so much for your review Violeta! I’m so happy you were able to use the program to improve your mobility and also continue to train safely! 🎉 keep up the hard work!

  9. Willeke (verified owner)

    Definitely recommend! I do canicross and skijoring with my husky and I bought this program to become stronger and more mobile in my lower body to prepare my muscles for unstable ground/unpredictable movements. I find it hard to motivate myself for anything not cardio-related and hoped that a specific goal (in this case pistol squat) would help me achieve my overarching goal of becoming consistent in strength training. And this is what this program makes 5-stars for me, it is just the right amount of new fun challenging moves between the different days to keep me motivated to show up and do the training 🙂 Thank you Laura!

    • paradigmofperfection

      Ahh yay!! So happy the program helped you stay consistent and kept you motivated! Keep up the hard work! 🎉

  10. Ellen (verified owner)

    I haven’t fully completed this program, but so far I’m loving it! I’ve paired it with the muscle up program, and they’re the perfect match. I have done two other programs by Laura, and they’ve all been top notch. She’s knowledgeable with her programming, and I’ve noticed myself getting stronger both with pull-ups, handstands and one legged strength. So far, this one is my favourite! I highly recommend this, or any of her programs!

    • paradigmofperfection

      Thank you for your review Ellen! I’m so happy you’re enjoying the program and noticing improvements! Keep up the hard work!

  11. Angelina (verified owner)

    This was the first time I tried following along with a strength training program and I absolutely love how this is put together. The videos make it easy to follow, and it’s very quick to do each session once you get the moves down. My single leg strength and progress towards a pistol squat has improved noticeably. I haven’t finished the program yet as I had to stop about 4 weeks into it and prioritize other movement goals, but I’m looking forward to restarting it soon and getting that pistol squat all the way!

    • paradigmofperfection

      Ahh I’m so happy you enjoyed the program Angelina! I’m excited to hear how you progress when you get back to it – keep up the hard work!

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