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what are some good quad strengthening exercises?

Posted by 2377fisherr

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Well, the first thing is that you need to know your body. The first thing to consider is your exercise history and your physical condition. If you have had knee problems, then your approach has to be different. Aside from that, one of the greatest exercises for quads is the squat. There are many, many ways of doing these. I always teach my clients to do these keeping the knees behind the toes and maintaining a good posture. By pushing through the heels; you will actually engage the hamstrings and glutes, but because you are extending the legs; you will get quadricep recruitment. I almost never have clients do squats with a heavy bar. It's not about the weight, it's about the effort expended, and absolutely never go below 90 degrees. You can also do a variety of machines to recruit the quadriceps, but I prefer to use things like the TRX. This will help you maintain good posture and provide a variety of angles for maximum development. Remember: the quadriceps are comprised of more than 1 muscle, so utilizing several angles through extension of the leg is vital. I hope that this helps and you are able to reach your goals!

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