The single leg squat strengthens your quadriceps and glutes to facilitate an improved ability to perform functional activities like standing up from and sitting down in a chair, squatting, and climbing stairs. Increased strength of your lower body muscles also helps to decrease your risk of falls. This exercise also improves your balance since it requires you to maintain a single leg position throughout the exercise.
Begin standing on one foot.
Breathe in as you bend your standing hip and knee as if you are going to sit down in a chair. Your goal should be to bend your knee to almost 90 degrees. Breathe out as you return back up to the starting position.