ISF Sissy Squat machine features include a non-slip treaded footplate, comfortable padding on both leg and foot pads as well as an adjustable leg pad for behind-the-knee support. Constructed with a powder coated steel frame, this machine is an entry level sissy squat machine which will help to build your quads and core. Intensify your workout by adding, medicine balls, kettlebells, or dumbbells. Used to build quads, tone and strength glutes, tighten and toughen the core.
ISF Sissy Squat Features:
- Train multiple muscle groups: abs, legs and core
- Perfect for isolation exercises like quad-focused squats, deadlifts, Russian twists, sit-ups and medicine ball tosses
- Powder-coated steel frame
- Non-slip treaded footplate
- Adjustable leg pad
- Great for using just body weight
- Weight Capacity: 250 lbs.
- Product Weight: 30 lbs.
- Home model. For all welded commercial model go here.
- Back Pad adjusts from 13" to 16" to accommodate users of varying height
- Dimensions: 43”L x 30”W x 16”H
What are Sissy Squats?
The sissy squat is a top exercise for building quads, working on your hip flexors and strengthening your core simultaneously. It involves locking your feet in a fixed position and leaning right back, with the tension on your thighs, before bringing yourself up again - most easily completed with a Sissy Squat Machine.
Sissy Squat Machines consist of a platform that you stand on, with a vertical pad for your calves to rest against and a bar that locks your feet in place.
They allow you to perform supported squats which means you can push your weight right back without losing your balance.
While there are ways to complete the complex exercise without a Sissy Squat Bench, like any exercise, it’s far more beneficial if you have the right equipment.
How to perform a Sissy Squat?
To do a sissy squat, you need to -
• Lock your feet into position using the locking pin and adjustable support bar
• Lean back into a squat while maintaining tension on your thighs
• Bring yourself back up again
As an extra challenge, lean back while in a squat position. This will really engage your quads and core and you can also do it with a weight plate.
Sissy Squats Work Your Quads.
Sissy are particularly good for targeting your quads, and also work your hip flexors and core.
Once you have mastered the traditional sissy squat, you can make them harder by leaning your whole body back. This will add to the amount of weight your quads need to support as you come back.
You can also progress your sissy squat exercises by holding a dumbbell or a weight plate. This will make them even harder so you can carry on strengthening and building muscle.
Available for free local pickup at an ISF Fitness Equipment warehouse store in Totowa NJ or Bellmawr NJ, or shipping.