Monday Movement – Sissy Squats

Sissy Squats

Do not be fooled by the name, sissy squats. This little exercise is certainly a very EFFECTIVE exercise!! It’s such a simple movement but when done correctly it is a great finisher for the quads – great to superset with leg compound exercises too.


When dropping into the squat, a lot of people lean the upper body forward which causes less weight distribution onto the quads (the main muscle we are working).


  • Keep the torso upright and lean back slightly.
  • Keep the knees unlocked at the top of the position.
  • Slowly squat down until parallel with the floor with a knee dominant movement.
  • Keep the torso engaged and body upright, drive back up to starting position, keeping constant tension on the quadriceps.

You can increase difficulty with this exercise by adding additional weight via plate, barbells, dumbbells or resistance bands.

Once again team, give this exercise a go and let us know how you got on with it.