How to do the TRX Pistol Squat:

  • Step 1: Grasp onto the handles and raise your right leg out in front of you off the ground.
  • Step 2: Next, begin the exercise by squatting down with your left leg while keeping your right leg. Squat down as far as you can.
  • Step 3: Drive through the ground with your heel and return back to the starting position. This completes one rep.

Muscles Worked –  Primary – Quads

                                    – Secondary – Glutes, Hip Flexors, and Hamstrings


The trx pistol squat is a alternative and calisthenics exercise that primarily targets the quads and to a lesser degree also targets the glutes, hamstrings and hip flexors.

The only trx pistol squat equipment that you really need is the following: trx suspension. There are however many different trx pistol squat variations that you can try out that may require different types of trx pistol squat equipment or may even require no equipment at all.

Learning proper trx pistol squat form is easy with the step by step trx pistol squat instructions, trx pistol squat tips, and the instructional trx pistol squat technique video on this page. The trx pistol squat is a exercise for those with an intermediate level of physical fitness and exercise experience. Watch the trx pistol squat video, learn how to do the trx pistol squat, and then be sure and browse through the trx pistol squat workouts on our workout plans page!