Single-leg squat

A uni-lateral, weight-bearing exercise for the trunk and lower extremity, involving the back extensor, gluteal, hamstring and quadriceps muscles.

  • standing on one leg
  • keep the spine neutral, don’t allow the pelvis to drop, maintaining lower extremity alignment and keep the foot stacked well
  • “hinge” or flex forward at the hip while bending the knee and posteriorly translating the pelvis
  • maintain appropriate loading through the feet
  • return to the start position
  • repeat as needed