Strong quads = strong/healthy knees… Again, strong quads = strong healthy knees… If you have knee weakness, or pain of almost any type, the key to being free from knee issues may be in strengthening your quadriceps muscles, which are the large muscles in the front of your thighs. Strengthening these muscles keeps your knees in alignment and keeps the knee joint space wide, which prevents bone-on-bone rubbing from occurring. This 20-minute knee circuit workout to improve quad strength is similar to what you would expect from a physical therapy program. Before performing this knee circuit workout, make sure you check with your doctor to make sure stronger quads is the solution.

20-Minute Knee Circuit Workout

Instructions

Do as many reps, at a comfortable pace, as you can in one minute, and then move onto the next exercise.

Knock out a quick one minute warm up to get your blood flowin’!

Muscles Worked: Total body warmup/cardiovascular exercise.

A great exercise to work your legs and abs.

Muscles Worked: Abdominal muscles, back muscles, quadriceps, hip flexors.

For a good leg burn…

Muscles Worked: Quadriceps, glutes, core muscles.

Tighten up those calf muscles.

Muscles Worked: Calves

Keep workin’ those quadriceps muscles!

Muscles Worked: Quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings.

An excellent core workout… I did give your legs a break, finally…

Muscles Worked:Abdominal muscles, back muscles, lower leg muscles, triceps.

A classic knee workout.

Muscles Worked: Biceps, glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, core muscles.

Give some attention to the backs of your legs.

Muscles Worked: Glutes, hamstrings

Crunch slowly for the full minute if you can!

Muscles Worked: Abdominal muscles, back muscles.

Last one for your quads!

Muscles Worked: Glutes, hamstrings.

Repeat one more round to complete a 20-minute workout!

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