Strengthen your legs, hips, and abs in this whole body exercise. Single leg squat improves strength, flexibility and ability to balance on one leg. No equipment required.

This exercise is an effective way to:

  • Strengthen you legs, hips, and abdominal muscles
  • Improve flexibility of legs, hips, and back
  • Improve ability to balance on one leg
  • Improve ankle stability
  • Improve ability to squat
  • Tone your legs, hips, and abs


  1. Stand on one leg and keep bodyweight back on your heel
  2. Keeping your arms in front of you, squat as far as you can while keeping ankle, knee, and hip in one line
  3. Press your heel strongly into the floor, to return to standing upright position
  4. Try to balance on one leg in between repetitions
  5. Do the same number of repetitions on each leg
  6. Breathe normally


  • Pay attention to alignment of your legs. Keep ankle, knee, and hip in one line. Keep your hips level, and don’t let the knee roll inwards.
  • Start with a smaller range of movement and gradually build up to full range.
  • An easier alternative is a squat on both legs.


  • This is not a medical advice and should not be used that way. This video was created to demonstrate exercise technique and not as your personal exercise prescription. If you experience any pain or uncomfortable symptoms, stop immediately and contact your healthcare professional.