Sissy Squat Bodyweight

Sissy Squat Bodyweight


This exercise involves standing on your toes with your heels elevated, then lowering your body down towards the ground while keeping your back straight and your knees behind your toes. It primarily targets the quadriceps muscles in the legs.

Muscle Group

Equipment Required

Sissy Squat Bodyweight Instructions

  1. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms extended in front of you.
  2. Shift your weight onto your toes and lift your heels off the ground.
  3. Slowly lower your body down by bending your knees and keeping your back straight.
  4. Continue lowering your body until your thighs are parallel to the ground.
  5. Pause for a moment, then push through your toes to lift your body back up to the starting position.
  6. Repeat for the desired number of repetitions.

Sissy Squat Bodyweight Form & Visual

Sissy Squat Bodyweight

Sissy Squat Bodyweight Benefits

  • Strengthens quadriceps muscles
  • Improves knee stability and mobility
  • Increases lower body endurance
  • Can be done without equipment
  • Targets the rectus femoris muscle, which is often neglected in traditional squat exercises

Sissy Squat Bodyweight Muscles Worked

  • Quadriceps
  • Glutes
  • Hamstrings
  • Calves
  • Core

Sissy Squat Bodyweight Variations & Alternatives

  • Sissy Squat with Dumbbells
  • Sissy Squat with Resistance Bands
  • Weighted Sissy Squat
  • Single Leg Sissy Squat
  • Assisted Sissy Squat