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Doctor insights on: List Of Eccentric Quad Workouts

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How to work out flexor muscle for bigger quads?

How to work out flexor muscle for bigger quads?

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

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My inner thighs are alot more sore than my quads hams and calf do i need to change my workout or intensity or amount of weight to activate entire leg?

My inner thighs are alot more sore than my quads hams and calf do i need to change my workout or intensity or amount of weight to activate entire leg?

Likely: From my personal experience, I rotate my workout with different muscle groups on the Eliptical regularly just to avoid straining a particular muscle group too much. From a practical point of view, why not just change your routine and/or intensity for a week to get the answer you need? One can hypothesize all one wants, but nothing beats real experience. ...Read more

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I had ACL and MCL reconstructive surgery 9 months ago. I'm 25 and workout daily, so I can I continue to do leg extensions to build my quads?

I had ACL and MCL reconstructive surgery 9 months ago. I'm 25 and workout daily, so I can I continue to do leg extensions to build my quads?

You should: Review this with your surgron, as he/she souks be able to give you the best time line to work with for getting you back into your exercise routine. ...Read more

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Quads and other leg muscles still sore after 3 days (from first workout), what is the best way to get rid of lactic acid build up?

Quads and other leg muscles still sore after 3 days (from first workout), what is the best way to get rid of lactic acid build up?

Overdoing workouts: It sounds like you did too much during your first workout. Enthusiasm is great, but you need to go slowly to start. Get some guidance from a trainer as to how to get a workout routine started, make sure you are adequately hydrated and do warm up and cool down stretching . These things should go a long way to prevent your post-workout soreness. ...Read more

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How to heal quad pain?

How to heal quad pain?

Maybe rest: If the pain is from injury to muscle or bone, then rest until pan free and gentle therapy to regain function. If the pain is from working out, then staying hydrated and considering if this is "healthy" and expected pain or from doing to much. If from another cause then it depends! if the pain is disrupting function and no problems with them, otc pain meds can help too. ...Read more

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How should I treat my pulled quad?

How should I treat my pulled quad?

RICE: Start with rest/ice/nsaid (motrin/naprosyn)/elevation. Then as the pain settles down you can work on easy rehab: start with easy low impact exercise and light strengthening. ...Read more

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My quads hurt realy bad, how can I heal?

Maybe rest: If the pain is from injury to muscle or bone, then rest until pan free and gentle therapy to regain function. If the pain is from working out, then staying hydrated and considering if this is "healthy" and expected pain or from doing to much. If from another cause then it depends! if the pain is disrupting function and no problems with them, otc pain meds can help too. ...Read more

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How long does a pulled quad take to heal?

How long does a pulled quad take to heal?

Depends: It depends on how badly it is pulled, how much physical therapy you do, how well you take care of it. Pulled quads are hard because we use that set of muscles so much. Please see a doctor, go to pt and don't rush it. Don't be afraid to tell the doctor if it's not healing as expected. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pain in my quads during dance?

Pains in quads dance: Check with your team but need to know if you have just started dancing? So you may be using muscles you have not used a while. Does the pain stop when you stop. And then start again when you dance again? Can you dance thru the pain? Write down your answers and take to your team. Ask them to check the pulses in your feet. if you smoke stop now. Keep us posted. ...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