It’s frustrating. Everytime I’d go try to go down to the bottom of a pistol it would look like bambi on ice and I’d either fail miserably on my depth or fall backwards on my butt. I mean, it was really bad.
Over the years I’ve slowly become a little more proficient in the pistol. I’ve put in several years worth of knowledge, mobility, practice and accessory work to make them both look and feel a bit better. I wanted to share this knowledge with you.
First off, for proficiency in the pistol you’re going to need enough mobility in 3 basic places:
- The Ankle (Dorsiflexion)
- The Hip (Pure Flexion)
- The Lumbar Spine (Flexion – Say What?!)
To test to see if you’ve got the mobility for it you’ll need to be able to squat comfortably with your feet together. It’s an easy test: