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Quadriceps strengthening exercises

What is there to know about bodybuilding basics? Many will say that it is about bulking muscle mass, but that is only the tip of the iceberg. Reaching the state of perfectly muscled body requires mental strength, a lot of sacrifice and an overall healthy behavior. This is something many hope to achieve but only few actually succeed in that.


Muscles are the major element used for performing all possible motions, and they are also found in the walls of inner organs. Heart is a specific muscle organ that never stops working and therefore should be treated as best as possible. As for the muscles that can be seen, those are the target of bulking up. Beginners usually start with arms and abs, since the bulking effect on those two is an excellent motivator for continuing with exercises. The problem is that there are other muscles that should not be neglected either. Those are back muscles, since those make the entire body stable and there are legs. Somehow, legs are always left for the last work out form, and sometimes quadriceps exercises are simply skipped. This is pointless because with increasing muscle mass, overall weight will increase and strong legs are needed for carrying that bulked up torso. That can be achieved only with intensive quadriceps strengthening exercises. Quadriceps is a muscle positioned on the front of the upper part of the leg. As its name says, it has four parts that begin in hip and upper leg area and all finish with tendons in knee area.


Exercising legs is easy and a basic technique is a squat. Simply crouch and stand up and repeat it. Of course, at the beginning, only the weight of practitioner is needed, nothing more. But later on, that weight will be insufficient and that means additional weights are needed. In a gym, that is provided usually with barbell. Raising weight on barbell will ensure the muscle mass is constantly growing.

Another exercise includes using a leg extension machine. Procedure is simple, you sit and position your feet behind the bar and start elevating the bar. This seems simple but it actually can exhaust a practitioner. Last exercise is a simple step on form. Step up and down from some elevated surface. Of course, this is done with dumbbells in hands. More weights in dumbbells ensure better effect. These three techniques are more than enough for strong quadriceps. If something more is wanted, it is obvious that the use of supplements is needed.

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