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 firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you have!
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.
So happy to hear your pistol squats improved Kelly! Keep up the hard work!
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.
Congrats on getting your first pistol squat!! So happy the program was able to help you get there. Keep up the hard work!
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!!!
Nice work!! Glad to hear the program was fun and helped you maintain/gain strength in the off season!
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.
Thank you! So happy you enjoy the program and videos so far!
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 🙂
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!
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!
Excited to hear you’re making progress! Keep up the hard work!
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.
So happy to hear about your progress (both with performance and pain) with the program Louis! Thank you so much for your review!