About Your Quadricep Muscles
The Quadriceps are a group of four muscles that sit on the anterior or front aspect of the thigh.
They are the Vastus Medialis, Intermedius and Lateralis and finally the Rectus Femoris.
The Quadriceps attach to the front of the tibia and originate at the top of the femur.
The exception to this rule is the Rectus Femoris which actually crosses the hip joint and originates on the pelvis.
Quadricep Muscle Functions
The function of the Quadriceps as a whole is to extend the knee (straighten the knee).
The Rectus Femoris functions to extend the knee but also acts as a hip flexor because it crosses the hip joint.
Quadricep Muscle Exercises
Smith Machine Squat
45 Degree Leg Press
Dumbbell Step Ups
Seated Leg Press Machine
Stability Ball Split Squat
Stability Ball Stationary Lunge
Stability Ball Wall Squat
Backwards Dumbbell Lunges
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