Quad exercises work your bodies biggest muscles releasing tonnes of hormones helping you gain strength and muscle EVERYWHERE across your body!
Despite the huge benefits for leg training many trainees still refuse to train their legs preferring to focus on their upper body only.
This is a big mistake and EVERYONE should train their legs as hard as they train any other muscle.
On this page I’ll explain why YOU should include quad movements into your workout routine and explain how to perform each exercise correctly.
You don’t need a tonne of quad exercises and different angles to target your upper leg muscles, just a handful of well chosen exercises which get the job done.
Which Exercises Are You Looking For?
Hotly debated as the “King of Exercises” along with the deadlift the squat is a movement favoured by Olympic athletes, sprinters, bodybuilders…just about anyone training for muscle, strength and performance.
And for good reason, these people know the power of the squat and focus on it as one of the key lifts in their workout routines.
Learn how to squat in good form and harness the power of this powerful leg exercise!
The leg press is a close second behind the squat as a great leg exercise and many trainees prefer the relative safety of the leg press.
The leg press allows you to use very heavy loads without having the weight on your shoulders, this helps trainees push past new personal bests.
Learn how to perform the leg press
Dumbbell lunges are a compound exercise that allows you to work each leg independently which can be useful if you have a more dominant leg (most people do).
This exercise works the entire musculature of the leg and high rep sets with light dumbbells are a perfect way to end a leg session.
Learn how to perform dumbbell lunges