In this quick shorts video I’ll cover how to do a TRX Pistol Squat exercise to build your quad leg muscles!
From beginner to advanced. With focus on ‘muscle-centric technique’ and your mind-muscle connection.
If like me, captain chicken legs. You want to build bigger leg muscles and strength? Then this video is for you!
Key technique points below vid
Key Technique Tips
Unlock the secrets to proper TRX suspension trainer form and technique to build your leg muscles…
1. The top squeeze
Squeezing your quad muscles is super important. Begin and end every rep with powerfully squeezing your quad muscles.
This keeps tension on your quads muscles. And then you can be sure that they are taking the majority of the load, to create a muscle growth stimulus.
2. Don’t rest and lose tension
Don’t rest at the bottom. It’s easier to take a break and jerk yourself back up. Resist doing this.
Keep slow and controlled movement. And keep tension on the muscle as you pause halfway (beginner level).
3. Range of motion
At a beginner level, go down halfway and rise back up.
This range of motion is great to get started and build up your strength.
As you get comfortable and your TRX technique becomes habit. You can then go all the way to the floor.
However, make sure to contract your hamstring muscles at the bottom, to lengthen the quad muscle.
This keeps tension on them. This is key.
When one muscle contracts, the other muscle must lengthen.
Otherwise you will rest and lose tension on the quad muscle.
No good for muscle growth. Tension is our number one priority.
Why TRX Pistol Squats to build leg muscle?
When done correctly, TRX Pistol Squats primarily target the quad muscles at the front of your leg above the knee cap.
Compared to other TRX leg exercises, we can achieve a full range of targeted motion.
Fully lengthening and shortening the quad muscles.
Let’s get to it!