Quads (Rectus Femoris, Vastus Lateralis, Vastus Intermedius, Vastus Medius) Exercises

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Exercises


Knee Extensions with an Exercise Band
Summary

A simple exercise for targeting the quads.

  • Muscle Group: Quads
  • Equipment: Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
Squats on the Balance Board
Summary

This exercise will help train balance as well as leg strength.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Quads, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Balance Board
  • Categories: Strength, Balance
Lunges with the Balance Board
Summary

This is a challenging and fun thigh and glute exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Hamstrings, Quads, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Balance Board
  • Categories: Strength, Balance
Buttocks, Back and Thigh Exercise I
Summary

This exercise especially targets the buttocks muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Quads, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball, Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Mini Bicycles with the Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise targets the thighs as well as the core.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Quads
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength
Supine Heel Lifts with the Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise targets the thigh muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Quads
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength
Single Leg Glute Bridge on BOSU
Summary

This is a glute and core strengthening exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance, Pilates
Squats on Upside-Down BOSU
Summary

This exercise focuses on the quads and overall stability.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Quads, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Balance
Glute/Hamstring Bridge with Feet on Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise targets the core while also working the hip stabilizers and hamstrings.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Single Leg Glute Bridge on Floor
Summary

This is a core strength exercise that focuses on the low back and glutes.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance, Pilates
Glute Bridge on Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise enhances core strength and stability.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Buttocks, Hamstrings, Back: Lower, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Lunge Hip Flexor Stretch
Summary

A simple stretch for your hip flexor.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors
  • Equipment: None
  • Categories: Stretches, Pilates
Plank on BOSU
Summary

This is an excellent exercise to improve core strength while focusing on the lower back.

  • Muscle Group: Back, Hip Flexors, Back: Lower, Quads, Serratus Anterior, Shoulder: Front, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Balance on BOSU (both feet)
Summary

Beginner balance exercise. To increase difficulty try this exercise with your eyes closed.

  • Muscle Group: Calves, Buttocks, Quads, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Balance
Dead Bug on BOSU
Summary

A fun exercise that improves core strength and stability.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Neck, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Balance

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