3 Exercises To Build Massive Quads

3 Exercises To Build Massive Quads

January 19, 2018

Quadriceps, It's a love/hate thing when trying to grow those bad boys. Before we fill you in on our favorite 3 exercises to building massive quads, some might question "what are quads, anyway?"

Your quadriceps, or quads, are a group of muscles located on the front of your thighs. The quads consist of the vastus intermedius, vastus medialis, vastus lateralis, and rectus femoris muscles. Maintaining strong quads can help prevent knee pain and injury particularly among women.

Strengthening quads is particularly important to athletes who put a lot of wear and tear on these muscles. By strengthening the quadriceps, athletes not only reduce the risk of injuries to those muscles, they also reduce the risk of other muscles like the hamstrings. 

Here are 3 exercises to help you build massive quads!

  • Leg Presses- This form of exercise is highly effective for building strength. It requires less technical skill than a squat, making it great for people new to exercise. Also leg press machines helps stabilize muscles, allowing you to work with heavier weight.
  • Dumbbell or Barbell Lunges- Dumbbell or barbell lunges are highly effective exercises for building the quads. These lunges increase strength and muscle size, it also helps improve your balance. For beginners, dumbbell lunges are a good starting point. You can eventually work your way up to the more demanding barbell lunges.
  • Squats- The king of leg exercises. No other exercise is as effective as squats in building up thigh muscles. Although you can't isolate your quads while doing squats, the exercise does greatly benefit a large area of your legs, including your quads. 

Remember to always warm-up with dynamic stretching to help prevent injuries and also just as important to follow up your quad workout with static stretching to help with cool down and to also help prevent post injuries in your quads.

We hope these exercises will help you reach your goals and don't forget to tell us how they helped.

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