Partial Single-Leg Squat

The partial single-leg squat is a lower body strength exercise that specifically targets the quads and hamstrings. The movement also improves balance and coordination.


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    Stand on one leg with your opposite leg behind you and with your knee slightly bent. Hold your arms straight out in front of you.
  2. Partial Single-Leg Squat
    Squat down about a quarter of the way, bringing your rear knee towards the floor. Lean forward slightly, but keep your back straight as you use arms for balance. Pause, and then stand back up.

Trainer’s Tips

  • Make sure you initiate the squat by pushing the hips back.
  • Do not use your non-working leg for assistance.
  • Do not rise on your toes as you lower into a squat.