While standing in a position like this

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I want to be able to jump off the ground easily with one foot). Normal squats don't work well for this kind of a movement. Pistol squat is a better practice, but to do that you have to have a certain strength. Though, I can do it while holding the wall and that will be my choice if I don't find any better workouts. So what other types of workouts can I do to increase this strength?

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    Why do you think normal squats will not help you here? They would help strengthen the legs and prepare you for the pistols. Oct 14, 2015 at 8:37
  • I think that way because I cant do 1 pistol without help while I can do 50 normal squats.. Btw in both squat and pistol the heel is on the ground, and in the move that I want to do the heel is off the ground, so I am not sure if that makes a difference..
    – demiculus
    Oct 14, 2015 at 8:40

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  • Deeper, loaded squats, for instance, kettlebell goblet squats
  • Assisted one-leg ("pistol") squats
  • Loaded Turkish get-ups

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