Elevated Single Leg Squat

Elevated Single Leg Squat


This exercise involves standing on one leg with the other leg elevated and performing a squat. It helps to improve balance, stability, and strength in the lower body.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Elevated Single Leg Squat Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your arms at your sides.
  2. Place your left foot on a raised surface, such as a step or bench, with your toes pointing forward.
  3. Shift your weight onto your left foot and lift your right foot off the ground.
  4. Bend your left knee and lower your body down towards the ground, keeping your right foot lifted.
  5. Lower your body as far as you can while maintaining good form and balance.
  6. Push through your left heel to stand back up to the starting position.
  7. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions before switching to the other leg.

Elevated Single Leg Squat Form & Visual

Elevated Single Leg Squat

Elevated Single Leg Squat Benefits

  • Improves balance and stability
  • Strengthens the quadriceps, glutes, and core muscles
  • Increases hip mobility and flexibility
  • Challenges the body in a functional movement pattern
  • Can be modified to increase or decrease difficulty

Elevated Single Leg Squat Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves
  • Core

Elevated Single Leg Squat Variations & Alternatives