Quad exercises

Whether you’re new to exercise or you’re a professional athlete, your quads are an important muscle group to pay attention to. Everything from getting out of a chair to walking or running requires…

The short arc quad exercise is a great way to really focus in on properly contracting your quadriceps muscles. Here is how you do it: Lie on your back and use a yoga block or basketball to prop your knee up. Slowly straighten your bent knee until it is all the way straight.

For supersized quads that fill out a pair of jeans (or look damn good in a short swimsuit), you need targeted exercises that’ll give you muscle definition and, of course, strong legs. The road …

We may not have mentioned the leg extension as one of the best quad exercises, as we have chosen a variety of squats variations instead. However, if you want massive quads then the leg extension is something you shouldn’t ignore. The leg extension helps to activate the rectus femoris, the muscle that helps flex the hip and knee.

Your quads are the key muscle group that straightens (or extends) your knee. That means they play a critical role in helping you stand up from a chair or drive upwards from a squat. And while your…

Quadriceps Anatomy. The quadriceps or quads are located on the anterior of the upper leg. It consists of four muscles (hence the name) which include the rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, and vastus intermedius.. All four muscles act to extend the knee while only the rectus femoris inserts and functions at the hip.

Your quad muscles, which are located on the front of your legs between your knees and your hips, are responsible for everything from keeping your knees in proper alignment (uh, kinda important) to…