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Sissy Squats

Sissy Squats
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  1. Position yourself next to a squat rack or very stable surface. Hold on to this surface with one hand. You may also want to hold a weight plate with the other. This is optional. Make sure your feet are shoulder width apart and have your knees bent slightly.
  2. Begin the movement by bending fully at the knees and leaning back. Keep your entire upper body straight all the way down to the knees. Again, use the surface for balance.
  3. Once you feel the contraction and burn in your quadriceps, pause and return to the starting position.
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Sissy squats is a gym work out exercise that targets glutes & hip flexors and hamstrings and quadriceps and also involves calves. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Bench hops / box jumps, alternating bodyweight lunges and alternating curtsy lunge are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as sissy squats. Visit our directory for more exercises.
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