Single Leg Mini Squat

A single leg squat is a great rehab exercise after a knee injury inparticular.

Teaching points

  • Stand on one leg with the other knee bent.
  • Use a wall or banister to help keep your balance.
  • Bend the standing leg and push your buttocks out behind you.
  • Start with only a small movement.
  • Make sure your hips stay level, don't let one drop down.
  • Don't allow your knee to move forwards past your toes.

Variations & progressions

  • Rest the non-standing leg on a bench or chair behind you.

Muscles worked

Alternative exercises