Recoverable, certainly, but I’m looking for something that’ll benefit my quads more than build my pistol skill.
Preferably a functional movement that’s easy to do as part of a warm-up, meaning that it requires no equipment or bands, so that it gets done.
This was what drove my thinking towards pistol squat, combined with that I often - when rock climbing - have to step-up so I’m on just the one leg stepping up from essentially ATG-depth. Ideally it’d be something that strengthens the quad through this complete range of motion, but I admit that a rock face usually has one doing this movement toward the side (femur not pointing forward) and rather than emulate it entirely I’m guessing the best bet is something that simply builds the quad through a long range of motion. Maybe shrimp squats. Or alternate between shrimp and pistols. Coach has a big toolbox though, and I’m probably missing obvious candidates.