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

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Leg Extensions with Exercise Ball
Summary

This is a simple ab exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Triangle Pass with Exercise Ball
Summary

This is a simplified version of the full over body pass with the ball.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Lats, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Table Top Leg Extensions with Exercise Ball
Summary

This is a leg and hip extension to work the abs and hip flexors.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Crunches on the Exercise Ball (Intermediate)
Summary

This is an intermediate ball crunch exercise.

  • Muscle Group: Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Ball
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Squats with Band
Summary

Squats are one of the best exercises for the legs, buttocks and many other stabilizing muscle groups. This is a variation that uses the exercise band as opposed to free weights or no weights or resistance. If you would like to vary the challenge of this exercise try changing the strength of the exercise bands you are using.

  • Muscle Group: Buttocks, Quads, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Tube or Band
  • Categories: Strength
Lying Front Leg Raises
Summary

This exercise is great for working the hips and glutes.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Buttocks, Outer Thigh - Hip, Hip Stabilizers
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Pilates
The Genie
Summary

This exercise is designed to work the quads.

  • Muscle Group: Quads
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength
Advanced Plank
Summary

The Plank is an excellent core exercise and test of core strength, this version of that exercise is more advanced.

  • Muscle Group: Lats, Shoulder: Front, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Scissor Kicks (Intermediate)
Summary

This is an intermediate version of the lying down scissor kicks exercise. This exercise is great for working the hip flexors while using the abdominals to stabilize.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Quads, Outer Thigh - Hip, Groin: Inner Thigh, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Scissor Kicks (Beginner)
Summary

This exercise is challenging for those with less flexibility but great for working the hip flexors while using abdominals to stabilize.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Quads, Outer Thigh - Hip, Groin: Inner Thigh, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Scissor Kicks (Advanced)
Summary

This exercise is great for working the hip flexors while using the abdominals to stabilize.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Quads, Outer Thigh - Hip, Groin: Inner Thigh, Abs: Side, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Plank with Alternating Leg Lift
Summary

Intermediate Plank Exercise

  • Muscle Group: Back, Hip Flexors, Back: Lower, Lats, Quads, Serratus Anterior, Shoulder: Front, Triceps, Abs: Side, Abs, Core, Back: Middle
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
V-Sit
Summary

This exercise is a simple ab exercise that can be done almost anywhere.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core
Crunches with Straight Legs
Summary

This exercise is designed to work the abdominal muscles.

  • Muscle Group: Hip Flexors, Abs, Core
  • Equipment: Exercise Mat, None
  • Categories: Strength, Core, Pilates
Bridges with Side Kick
Summary

This simple exercise is designed to work your glutes (buttocks), hamstrings and low back.

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

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