Don't Dump Into Your Knees

One of the important things to consider when doing pistols is whether or not your heel is staying flat on the ground.  If your heel comes up at the bottom of the squat, most of your weight is dumping into your knee.  If you place a plate or wear lifting shoes, it will keep your heel connected to the ground and allow you to place your force back and more out of your knee.  As Cameron shows us here, you can push through your heal and recruit more posteriorly with this approach.

Workout:

Handstand walk practice

15 minute AMRAP:
4 handstand push ups
8 toe to bar
12 pistols