squats w/ JACKIE

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2010/09/13 20:51:29 (permalink)

squats w/ JACKIE

In her video she has the exerciser place her heels on a dumbell and squat.  She refers to these as "sissy squats".  I want to know the rationale for doing this.  It seems that there is less stress on the knee joint, can you comment? Are they as effective as a regular squat?  They sure seem easier to do this way!
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    tigger
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    Re:squats w/ JACKIE 2010/09/13 22:01:34 (permalink)
    It is supposed to increase ROM, which is probably why it feels easier to you.
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    Sam
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    Re:squats w/ JACKIE 2010/09/13 23:50:46 (permalink)
    I believe they also help to isolate the quadriceps more too...
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    Re:squats w/ JACKIE 2010/09/14 04:23:12 (permalink)
    "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.

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    Re:squats w/ JACKIE 2010/09/14 18:29:06 (permalink)
    Turtle

    In her video she has the exerciser place her heels on a dumbell and squat.  She refers to these as "sissy squats".  I want to know the rationale for doing this.  It seems that there is less stress on the knee joint, can you comment? Are they as effective as a regular squat?  They sure seem easier to do this way!


    GREETINGS! 
    Sissy Squats are intended to better isolate the front of the quads.  The do differ from regular squats in that regard.  Below is a web link that does a good job with the details  BUT, don't let the extremely muscle-y guy intimidate : )  : )

    Hugs!  Dr. Michele

    www.t-nation.com/free_online_article/sports_body_training_performance/real_men_do_sissy_squats
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    Re:squats w/ JACKIE 2010/09/14 19:19:33 (permalink)
    Wow, and here I thought it was just something she made up!  Thanks for the link.
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    Re:squats w/ JACKIE 2010/09/15 01:16:09 (permalink)
    wowww ! I experienced right the opposite !  LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re:squats w/ JACKIE 2010/09/15 08:01:18 (permalink)
    After I did that workout, I felt it in my legs for 3 days! But I didn't think it was the squats that did it - I thought it was the move where you go down to your knees then get up using just your leg strength ( don't know the name of that move but Jillian does a similar one with hand weights). I find that move really hard and Jillian's version even worse. I would consider myself as intermediate to high intermediate exerciser.
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    Re:squats w/ JACKIE 2010/09/16 08:45:25 (permalink)
    If you look at some of the older Firms the instructor will do squats with a 2 X 4 under her heels. They don't call them sissy squats but I believe the effect is the same.
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    Re:squats w/ JACKIE 2010/09/16 08:45:26 (permalink)
    If you look at some of the older Firms the instructor will do squats with a 2 X 4 under her heels. They don't call them sissy squats but I believe the effect is the same.
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    Re:squats w/ JACKIE 2010/09/16 09:56:18 (permalink)
    Amy Bento does this sort of squats in her Slow Motion Workout. I had never seen them before and I always wondered if these squats were safe for the knees, which, I thought, were not above the ankle as they should be.
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    Re:squats w/ JACKIE 2010/09/26 15:22:42 (permalink)
    The {Squeeze stronger}5600^ video has Sissy squats too, but she just has you on your toes with nothing under the heels. I think you lean back at the same time.
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    Re:squats w/ JACKIE 2010/10/04 11:33:06 (permalink)
    Sissy Squats are, as Sam noted, a technique to increase the activation of the quads.  Body Builders often add there to their repertoire.
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