Single-leg box squat

The single-leg box squat is a bodyweight exercise that targets the muscles of the lower body, including the quads, glutes, and hamstrings. It is similar in form to a pistol squat, except that you sit to a box. This allows you to customize the depth of the movement to your movement abilities and mobility level. For this reason, the single-leg box squat is a popular movement for building leg strength in beginning trainees. It can be performed in lower strength-focused rep ranges, such as 5-8 reps per leg, or for higher reps for muscle building.


  1. Builds muscle and strength in the quads and glutes
  2. Challenges and improves balance
  3. Box height can be customized to ability level
  4. Effective substitute for pistol squats, skater squats, or other advanced bodyweight squat variations

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