Feeling in need of a good quad burn? 🔥✨🔥

 

I’ve been working on this little flow for adding strength and length to the quads and deep abdominals/hip flexors. It goes like this: 

 

Descending sissy squat > camel pose > chair pose > ascending sissy squat 

 

When working on your sissy squats (which are definitely not for sissies by the way!) make sure you keep your knees, hips, and shoulders in a straight line as you descend. Folding the hips back and kneeling down is not an accepted variation! 😝

 

This is a KILLER on both the strength and the flexibility fronts, so make sure you work to your own level and build up your progressions slowly. When you start out, try just descending a few inches into the sissy squat before coming back up. Also make sure you hold onto a wall or barre for support. And if you are worried you might fall forwards - pop a pillow or blanket under your knees for safety. 

 

Finally, remember - our muscles are a good 10% stronger when working eccentrically than concentrically. That means you’ll likely be able to get down before you can get up!!

 

Have fun everyone, and good luck walking down the stairs tomorrow! 😂 🔥 😜 xxx 

 

Ps. As ever - a big shout out to Twiggy for the epic photo bomb 

 

 

 

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Elizabeth Jones, PhD - En Pointe Fitness
Personal Training, Barre Classes and PBT, Brighton & Hove
07967 137234

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