Time to put the quads to work! A 20 minute action packed workout to even save for future if wanting to simply grab those dumbbells and hit those thighs! Hamstrings and glutes are working alongside the core throughout even though this workout is aimed to the quadriceps.
Heel elevated squats are also a great variation for those who experience tight calves, mobility issues and can reduce stress on lower back. Plus the extra depth obtained recruits more muscle fibres all adding to more demand on the quads!
For this lower body workout you will need a pair of dumbbells, a chair of some closer stance Bulgarian lunges and a yoga block/thick book to target the quads that little bit more through more knee flexion on the squats.
The dumbbells I am using are 15kg each.
The timer will be on for 40 seconds of work with 20 seconds rest at the beginning of this workout but will change to 50/10 once we reach the more unilateral work!
HEEL ELEVATED SQUAT
1 1/2 REP CLOSE SQUAT
CLOSE SQUAT SLOW ECCENTRIC
1/2 REP GOBLET SQUAT
BULGARIAN LUNGE (dumbbell same side)
STAGGERED SQUAT (one side)
BULGARIAN LUNGE (dumbbell opp side)
1/2 REP STAGGERED SQUAT
COSSACK SQUAT (one side)
KNEELING TO SQUAT (one side)SWITCH SIDE!
1/2 REP ELEVATED SQUAT
1/2 POSITION HOLD (full squat to beep)
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