The 3 Best Exercises For Building Bigger, Stronger Quads

Boost your performance and fortify your lower body with these moves

strong quads

When you pull on your swim trunks this summer, will your thighs be easy on her eyes?

Even more important: quadriceps strength, which is critical for knee health, squatting, running, and jumping. The three moves below will take you from Chicken Legs to Quadzilla.

barbell front squat

Barbell Front Squat
Squatting with the weight in front provides a counterbalance that helps you keep your trunk upright, shifting the load onto your quads.

Go harder: Elevate your heels by wearing Olympic lifting shoes or by placing them on weight plates. Do 5 sets of 5 with a weight that allows you to maintain good form.

leg extension

ILLUSTRATION BY STEVE SANFORD

Leg Extension Machine
This zeros in on your quads by preventing other muscles from helping. Your quads will be under max metabolic stress to ignite growth.

 

Source by menshealth

 

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