Barbell One Leg Squat

Barbell One Leg Squat


This exercise involves holding a barbell on your shoulders while standing on one leg and squatting down as low as possible before standing back up. It helps to improve balance, stability, and leg strength.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Barbell One Leg Squat Instructions

  1. Start by standing with your feet shoulder-width apart and your toes pointing forward.
  2. Place a barbell across your shoulders, holding it with both hands.
  3. Lift one foot off the ground and extend it forward, keeping it parallel to the ground.
  4. Bend your standing leg and lower your body down into a squat, keeping your back straight and your chest up.
  5. Lower your body until your thigh is parallel to the ground, then push back up to the starting position.
  6. Repeat for the desired number of reps, then switch legs and repeat on the other side.

Barbell One Leg Squat Form & Visual

Barbell One Leg Squat

Barbell One Leg Squat Benefits

  • Improves balance and stability
  • Strengthens the legs, glutes, and core
  • Increases flexibility and range of motion in the hips and ankles
  • Challenges the mind-body connection and improves coordination
  • Can be modified to increase or decrease difficulty based on fitness level

Barbell One Leg Squat Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves
  • Core

Barbell One Leg Squat Variations & Alternatives