Killer Quad Exercises For Building Huge Legs | Bicycling

Killer Quad Exercises For Building Huge Legs | Bicycling


– Cycling is a power sport and you need strong quads
to crank out the power. I’m gonna show you the
top six quad exercises that you need to know. Let’s go ahead and get started. (upbeat music) Side step with leg lift. This is a great exercise that
moves us in the lateral plane. As you step up onto the step, make sure that foot is fully placed and that you extend
through the standing leg keeping the free leg with flexed foot as you lift the leg out to the side. (upbeat music) Bulgarian split squat. Placing the foot on top of
the bench with shoelaces down, you’re gonna have to move a
little to find your sweet spot, but as you lower down you wanna make sure that you have enough room
to come down on a angle as you power through the standing leg to come right back up to standing. So you’re not shooting
straight up and down, you’re moving forward on a slight angle. (upbeat music) Sliding lateral lunge. One of those exercises
that’s gonna challenge your balance and your stability. All you need is a slider. Now if you don’t have a slider you can always use a
paper plate or a towel. To set this exercise
up, all you’re gonna do is place the slider right
underneath your foot, place your opposite foot on the glider. From here you’re gonna be
shifting the weight back while bending the standing knee and sliding the opposite leg out and coming right back up to standing. So you have to balance
on your standing leg as you’re gliding in and
out with the opposite leg. (upbeat music) Lunge split jump is one
of the most powerful lower body exercises that you can do that not only strengthens your legs, but also gets your heart rate up. You’re gonna start in a low lunge and all you’re gonna do
is jump and switch legs. (upbeat music) Squat, one of the best
lower body exercises that you can do anywhere. Starting with feet hip-distance apart, all you’re gonna do is drop your hips back and come right back up to standing. Make sure that you’re
driving the knees apart as you lower down
keeping a nice flat back, head stays inline with the tailbone. (upbeat music) Walking lunges, another
amazing unilateral exercise that’s gonna help maintain
balance within the lower body. So holding onto your dumbbells
all we’re going to be doing is starting on one side of the room, stepping forward, lowering
down, dropping into the lunge, coming right back up to standing
and then alternating legs. Take about 20 paces across the room where you’re gonna turn around and repeat. (upbeat music) If you like this workout,
make sure that you check out bicycling.com for more. (upbeat music)

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