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

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Exercises


Hip Flexor Stretch
Summary

Stretch for the hip flexors.

  • Muscle Group: Chest
  • Equipment: Medicine Ball
  • Categories: Stretches
Push Up on BOSU
Summary

The traditional push-up is taken even further by using the BOSU. Just like a regular push-up, your triceps and pectorals get a good work out, but by adding the balancing component of the BOSU, you are now working your core and stabilizers even further.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
  • Equipment:
  • Categories: Core, Strength
Leg Lift Core Stability on Exercise Ball
Summary

This exercise enhances balance, core stability, and core strength.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings, Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: Bench, BOSU
  • Categories: Balance, Core, Pilates
Glute Bridge
Summary

This exercise focuses on working the buttocks, hip stabilizers, abdominals, and thigh muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Pilates, Strength
Lying Quad Stretch
Summary

Basic Quad Stretch

  • Muscle Group: Chest
  • Equipment: Medicine Ball
  • Categories: Stretches
Plank on BOSU (hands & shins)
Summary

Level 4: Advanced core strengthening using the plank position

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
Plank on BOSU (hands & knees)
Summary

Level 3: Intermediate core strengthening using the plank position

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
Plank on BOSU (elbow & knees)
Summary

Level 1: Beginner core strengthening using the plank position

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
Plank on BOSU (on elbow and shin)
Summary

Level 2: Beginner core strengthening using the plank position

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength
Single Leg Balance on BOSU
Summary

Good for knee stability or improving general balance.

  • Muscle Group: Hamstrings
  • Equipment: Bench
  • Categories: Balance
Standing Thigh Stretch
Summary

Standing Thigh Stretch

  • Muscle Group: Chest
  • Equipment: Medicine Ball
  • Categories: Stretches
Extended Leg Twists with Exercise Ball
Summary

This is a great ball exercise for the abs and inner thigh.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
  • Equipment:
  • Categories: Core, Strength
Extended Leg Overhead Bend Ab Crunch with Exercise Ball
Summary

This is one of the more difficult ball exercises that works the abdominal muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
  • Equipment:
  • Categories: Core, Strength
Lying Knee Extensions with Exercise Ball
Summary

This is a simple inner thigh and quad exercise to get you used to moving the exercise ball.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks
  • Equipment:
  • Categories: Core, Strength
Bridges on Exercise Ball
Summary

This is a great starter exercise for the more difficult ball exercises.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Lats
  • Equipment: BOSU
  • Categories: Core, Pilates, Strength