If you’re looking for a basic intro to single-leg training, look no further: the single-leg squat is easy to learn and progress.
How to do it:
Start by facing away from a bench or box. Lift one leg, sit back onto the bench, and stand up without putting your other leg down.
To make this exercise harder or easier, adjust the height of the bench or box: higher is easier and lower is harder. You can also add weight by holding dumbbells, holding a kettlebell in the “goblet” position, or wearing a weight vest.
Still too easy? Ditch the box and do a pistol squat.
At first, you might notice one leg is stronger than the other – that means you have an imbalance. Don’t worry, though. Work the weaker leg first, keep practicing, and it’ll catch up.