Going forward, I’m going to try and post my “exercise of the week” on this blog. They will be exercises that I’m using or have used with clients. They are exercises that I might consider essential and ones that should be included in your workout program at one point or another.
This week’s exercise is the one-legged squat. It is an exercise I have borrowed from strength coach Mike Boyle. This is one that should be incorporated into any athlete’s training program. It develops single-leg strength, engages all of the stabilizing muscles of the working leg, and can be used as an assessment tool to look for any muscular imbalances or inefficiencies. Here’s a picture of me doing my best with this tough exercise: