Re:squats w/ JACKIE
"Are they as effective as a regular squat? They sure seem easier to do this way!"
I am only replying following my own experience and feelings with her method.
Her sissi squat has done a better job on my harmstrings, inner thighs, quads and cales than I had ever achieved with usual squats or even pliés. My joints and my back felt stress free while doing the motion. The workout felt pretty easy and I was actually wondering if it was really effective.
Much to my surprise I felt the burn all over my front and back legs for one week following the workout. I am a beginner / intermediate exerciser who works out 6 times a week. Maybe for an advanced exerciser, it would feel different. However, I think this, plus the back and joint stress free feeling are quite facts which testify of the efficiency and the relevance of this exercise.
If ever you decide to post your question to Jackie directly, please post her answer. I'll be very interested to know what she says.