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What are good exercises for strengthening quad muscles?

What are good exercises for strengthening quad muscles?

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

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What leg strengthening exercises are the best for knee strengthening?

What leg strengthening exercises are the best for knee strengthening?

Terminal extension: The last 30-40 degrees of extension strengthening are the safest on the knee. Leg presses, squats, knee extension exercises that focus on the last 30-40 degrees of motion can create good strength and mass without stressing the knee cap or meniscus significantly. Lunges put high stresses on the knee. ...Read more

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Can I use my exercise bike everyday to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?

Can I use my exercise bike everyday to treat my moderate knee osteoarthritis? What about daily leg strengthening exercises? How much is too much?

Manage OA: Using an exercise bike is an excellent exercise if one suffers with osteoarthritis. Your knee will tell you if you've had enough. Progression of OA can be generally minimized by losing weight, performing light weight training and low impact cardiovascular exercise (elliptical, exercise bike, swimming). Glucosamine and chondroitin supplementation can help to rebuild lost cartilage as well. ...Read more

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What exercise is there to strengthen abs with a lumbar fusion? Safe exercise! the fusion is 15 yrs old with leg pain.

What exercise is there to strengthen abs with a lumbar fusion?  Safe exercise! the fusion is 15 yrs old with leg pain.

Postop exercises: 15 years postop, there is nothing i would restrict you from doing as long as it didn't create discomfort. I would suggest less emphasis on abs, and more emphasis on core for back pain. Pilates, yoga, piyo are great options. If you are dead set on abs exercises, then any program you like is fine. There are a million different versions: insanity, p90x all have great abs workouts as part of their dvd. ...Read more

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What are some exercises to get your quad stronger ?

What are some exercises to get your quad stronger ?

Lots of choices: But the main exercises that trainers will start with are sprints (focusing on bringing knees high), squats (you don't need to use weights if you are just starting), if you have access to a stair master machine - that is also a great quad exercise. Lunges are also great for the quads, as are leg extension machines if you belong to a gym (since the primary role of the quad is to extend your leg). ...Read more

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Does any squat variations help strengthen the quads and help you jump higher?

Does any squat variations help strengthen the quads and help you jump higher?

Need a coach to help: In general squats will strengthen the quads. There is more to increasing the vertical jump then just strengthening the muscle. To lift a weight the muscle develops force slowly ( over about 0.5 seconds ) but a jump is more about explosive force were force is developed rapidly. There are a number of training exercises in which this is practiced, because of injury risk should work with a coach. ...Read more

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How can i strengthen my quads if i have an injured foot?

How can i strengthen my quads if i have an injured foot?

Quad strengthening: Straight leg raises will work the quads without putting weight on your injured foot. You can gradually increase resistance by adding ankle weights. Remember to bend the knee of the opposite leg while you are doing the straight leg raise with the other leg. ...Read more

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I lost strength in my quad due to knee injury .. what exercises can I do?

I lost strength in my quad due to knee injury .. what exercises can I do?

See orthopedic: and see what the underlying problem is and get it corrected then they can direct you as to which strengthening exercises are indicated. ...Read more

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What weight exercises can a C5/6 Quad do? I have a Uppertone machine but it is worn out. What can I do to get in shape that costs very little.

What weight exercises can a C5/6 Quad do?  I have a Uppertone machine but it is worn out.  What can I do to get in shape that costs very little.

C5/6 QUAD: Hello KevinF14, to correctly answer this one has to do a neuro exam to see what movement you have at that level, because C5/6 involves biceps, triceps(C5,6,7), deltoids and rotator cuff and rhomboids and trapezius, serratus anterior, so you only have levator scapulae to shrug. I would have a trainer or PT evaluate your residual movt to accurately respond to this thx ...Read more

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Can doing a quad stretch damage the medial side of your knee? I just had surgery and preform that exercise now I am having lancing medial pain Help

Can doing a quad stretch damage the medial side of your knee? I just had surgery and preform that exercise now I am having lancing medial pain Help

Tell physical therap: You need to inform your physical therapist about this pain and ask him if you should contact your ortho doctor. Do realize that some discomfort would be expected after surgery. ...Read more

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What's the best way to strengthen my quads after knee surgery?

What's the best way to strengthen my quads after knee surgery?

See Physical Therapy: seeing a physical therapist would be the best thing to do to get specific recommendations for the type of injury you had. See your primary care doc for a referral. One thing that's worked for me personally is one-legged squats. Start off standing on one foot with the other bent behind you for balance, squat down keeping the knee above the toe then extend back up. Go down as far as you can tolerate ...Read more

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Does wearing a knee brace interfere with strengthening the quads? What is the best brace for stabilizing the knee in particular maltracking?

Does wearing a knee brace interfere with strengthening the quads?  What is the best brace for stabilizing the knee in particular maltracking?

Most likely Not, as: One can play sports in them without any major problems. For maltracking, a patellar brace with a doughnut, to stabilize the patella, is very useful. ...Read more

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Does patella tendonitis go away if you strengthen your quad muscles? Or is it there for life? Son 18 is go in military needs to know what to expect ?

Gets better: With the proper treatment, tendonitis gets better. If he is doing something in particular, playing catcher baseball etc, he should rest from anything that is hurting for a month or so. Sometimes a plica can cause patella tendonitis problems or a small bone (ossicle) at the tuberosity. Sometimes surgery is necessary. 18 year olds should not have chronic knee pain. ...Read more

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What is the range for a life expectancy for a client who exercises 6x a week cardio (90 minutes) who never smoked, He is 6ft1 and 220 lbs , non diabetic with a quad bypass. He has a heart with an infraction rate of 35 from 17% The heart is extensive with

What is the range for a life expectancy for a client who exercises 6x a week cardio (90 minutes) who never smoked, He is 6ft1 and 220 lbs , non diabetic with a quad bypass. He has a heart with an infraction rate of 35 from 17% The heart is extensive with

The right path...: Looks like you are doing a lot right having improved your ejection fraction and exercising regularly. I have had patients live long and strong after bypass because they ate right (Mediterranean), exercised, slept well, had strategies for stress-relief (meditation has studies behind it) and good relationships. Ask this ? of your cardiologist but I think they will agree... ...Read more

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I'm bone on bone in the kneecap. need a TKR in the future. Can going to a PT clinic to have PT to strengthen quads help delay TKR 6 months to 1 yr?

I'm bone on bone in the kneecap. need a TKR in the future. Can going to a PT clinic to have PT to strengthen quads help delay TKR 6 months to 1 yr?

Patellar wear: Recent data confirms the value of strengthening the muscles of our thighs and calves prior to knee arthroplasty. This is especially true for patients with marked wear of their knee cap. The stronger we make our quads , the less the force which is transmitted to the worn bone and hence the slower the amount of wear. ...Read more

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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?

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