Weighted sissy squat

The weighted sissy squat is an exercise primarily targeting the quadriceps. In sissy squats, the knees travel over the toes, placing the quads under a fairly extreme stretch. They are usually performed for moderate to high reps as part of a lower-body training session.


  1. Builds and strengthens the quadriceps
  2. Holding onto a support decreases balance challenge
  3. Simple way to progress from bodyweight sissy squats

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