Building strong quad muscles is important as this muscle provides a foundational level of strength you need during day to day activities. Beyond that, it’ll also help you with many of your lower body exercises, which then help to strengthen the glutes and hamstrings as well.
Plus, getting that nice quad sweep as it’s referred to is aesthetically pleasing to most, so that’s yet another reason to focus on developing this muscle.
Which moves will help your quads get stronger fast? Here are the top choices to use.
The squat is often considered the ‘king’ of lower body exercises as it works so many muscle fiber all at once. On top of that, it’s very metabolically demanding, so great if your primary goal is fat loss as well.
To help get the most quad focused progress from squats, choose the front squat variety. By placing the bar on the front of the body as you squat down, you’ll load your quads more than you will your posterior chain. This will help you see better results.
The leg press is the next exercise that will help you earn top marks for quad building. When doing the leg press, you want to place the feet lower on the platform with the feet closer together. This stance is going to target those outer quads very well, so you should feel them burning shortly after starting this exercise.
Finally, hack squats are the next go-to exercise to add to your workout program. Doing these in a hack squat machine will help to specifically target those quads without placing any stress on the lower back.
This can be a great alternative for those who may suffer from lower back pain and can’t squat normally.
So do one or all three of these exercises in your workout program, and you’ll be well on your way to seeing better quad development.