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Benefits Of Quad Muscle Exercises
Been told quad exercises help knee pain, but now i've read that you need to work muscle around actual knee, what is best advice?
It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more
Quad exercises: The muscles of the quadriceps femoris include the rectus femoris and the three vastus muscles (medius, intermedius, and lateralis). They primary function to help extend the knee, but the rectus also helps flex the hip. Exercises that strengthen the quads include leg extensors, squats, lunges and leg presses. Cardio exercises that condition the quads include running, cycling, and stair climbing. ...Read more
Did sprints 10 days ago in the cold. Still feel soreness (continue to exercise daily). Did i strain my quad muscles? How long will i be sore?
Probably: If you did sprints and now feel discomfort in your quads w/ walking and esp.Stairclimbing than you did. Muscle strains( depending on severity) of the quads in your age group can take 2-6 weeks to heal.Best to avoid sprinting or fast jogging for ~4-6 wks to avoid re- injury. Gl! ...Read more
When i try to engage my l quad muscle, wont engage. Been problem for a while. R weakly engages. Hamstrings do engage though. Why is this?
Engage ?: Do you mean contract the quads ? This is an unusual complaint... If your quads is not contracting normally because of a recent injury or no injury see your physician for evaluation . If it is not" engaging" because you haven't worked your quads in a while start doing some straight leg raises, ex. Bike or leg press to get it' going'. Good luck! ...Read more
Stair climbing: The psoas and quadriceps (rectus femoris) are your strongest hip flexor muscles. Simple stair climbing whereby you lift your leg against gravity and move vertically constitutes real work and recruits all hip flexors to generate force and increase stregth and endurance. Similarily, leg extensions in the gym also work the rectus femoris (knee extensor and hip flexor). These are just 2 of many. ...Read more
Muscle injury. : Acute stage, usually with 24 hours or slightly more, use ice pad. After acute stage, use warm pad. ...Read more
My quad muscle (upper thigh?) has a 2cm by 4cm dint in it. Like its collapsed? No injurys previously. Numb to touch. Nerves dropped?
Are you sure it is: In the muscle? Or maybe more superficial, in the subcutaneous tissue? Doesn't sound serious, unless there is weakness in the leg. If it is loss of sensation, its is nerve to the skin of the area that is affected. A small area is of little significance, unless you have other symptoms. ...Read more
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