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Bex 10-09-2003 10:45 AM

Sissy Squats
 
Has anyone tried these??? I have read and re-read the description under the exercise tab...and
I just can't manage to nail the form. Any suggestions for a beginner? [img]/forum/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

GetPsycho 10-09-2003 10:50 AM

Re: Sissy Squats
 
http://www.exrx.net/AnimatedEx/Quadr...SissySquat.gif

this will give you the general idea

Patyal68 10-09-2003 10:56 AM

Re: Sissy Squats
 
Is he holding a plate? or it's just my blurry vision? I've been doing these just with bodyweight, it might be a good idea to add a few lbs..

sage63 10-09-2003 11:01 AM

Re: Sissy Squats
 
It does look like he's holding a plate. I thought he was just hanging on for balance but it looks like he has a plate or something on his chest. I think this would be more advanced as these are supposed to be hard as it is.

GetPsycho 10-09-2003 11:19 AM

Re: Sissy Squats
 
yes, he is holding a plate on his chest with his left arm. "weighted sissy squats"

Bex 10-09-2003 11:26 AM

Re: Sissy Squats
 
Holy smokes...this is gonna burn my legs up!!! Woohoo! Can't wait! Thanks GP! That pic is a little
easier to understand!
Looks like these could be hard on the ol'knees...any info in this regard?

GetPsycho 10-09-2003 11:43 AM

Re: Sissy Squats
 
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Looks like these could be hard on the ol'knees...any info in this regard?

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make sure you are properly warmed up

read this Mobility Training and the Application of Proper Warm-up for Bodybuilders

kiwi girl 1 10-09-2003 02:27 PM

Re: Sissy Squats
 
I do them with a weight.

They are good for the legs and bum.

Don't know why they are called "sissy" though? !

I do 4 sets of 10 holding a 10kg weight.(I think that's around 22lbs)

I alternate each arm (which holds the weight) and keep going with no rest between sets, after doing leg presses.

Patyal68 10-09-2003 02:37 PM

Re: Sissy Squats
 
^^^ [img]/forum/images/graemlins/shocked.gif[/img] ****!!! You are hardcore girl!!

Bex 10-09-2003 02:43 PM

Re: Sissy Squats
 
Just got back from the gym.....WOW! I supersetted squats with sissy squats (ABC's Bulking Workout "Take
your mass to.....) I too used a 10lb plate...what intensity...my quads were on fire and my butt got in
on the action too! Needless to say, I can barely walk, let alone sit down! KILLER WORKOUT!
I LOVED IT!!!!!!


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