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Experts suggest 10 most effective exercises for your thighs

Having strong legs allows us to continue to perform daily activities with ease

By Web Desk
March 01, 2024
A representational image of a group of people working out. — Unsplash
A representational image of a group of people working out. — Unsplash

The muscles that extend knees and support knee joints are called quadriceps, which are located at the front of our legs, halfway between our hips and knees, Women's Health reported.

Having strong legs allows us to continue to perform daily activities such as walking, and climbing with ease and helps us live independently throughout our life.

What are some benefits of quad exercises?

  • Boost leg power.
  • Bolster knee and leg stability.
  • Boost the composition of our body.
  • Allows diversity in training.

Here are 5 exercises that you can do to train your quads:

Squat

This classic lower-body workout works all of your major leg muscles, including the quadriceps, and simulates a variety of common actions. 

Step-Up

Whether you're hiking or hauling it up a flight of stairs, this functional exercise builds the quad strength you need to tackle all sorts of daily activities.

Reverse Lunge

This beginner-friendly lunge builds single-leg strength for a balanced lower body.

Walking Lunge 

Walking lunges challenge your quad endurance and power as you travel forward while also improving your range of motion, balance, and posture by loosening up your hips and hamstrings.

Bear Crawl

This bodyweight floor exercise hits your quads, core, and shoulders. Speed it up, and you’ll get some cardio perks, too.

Wondering what is the best exercise for quads? Fitness trainer Kristina Earnest said that the "back squat is without a doubt the most effective exercise you can do for building quad strength, power, and size".  

Additionally, it lets you employ a wide range of weights, which optimises muscular growth and strain on your muscle fibres.