Beginner Quadriceps Exercises with Weight Plate
The quadriceps (quads) are a group of four muscles on the front of the thigh. They allow your knee to straighten and provide stability when standing. Your quads are the most important muscle group for maintaining the ability to stand and to walk independently.
It is also believed that arthritis pain can be relieved by strengthening the quadriceps muscles which takes pressure off the knees.
A weight plate is a single solid piece of metal without rotating parts. Weight plates typically range between 1lb and 55lb. A bumper plate is a weight plate that is coated in rubber so that it can be dropped on the floor safely during exercises like the deadlift, snatch and jerk.
The lateral shuffle on the bench with shoulder press is a beginner compound exercise. This exercise targets the legs and shoulders and is suitable for all fitness levels.
Quadriceps & Shoulders Exercise
Equipment: Weight Plate, Bench