Tag: quadriceps

Dumbbell one-leg split squat

The dumbbell one-leg split squat is great for improving your lunge and squat, enhancing your balance, and developing unilateral functional strength.

Dumbbell forward-leaning lunge

The dumbbell forward-leaning lunge emphasizes glute activation, making it suitable for people who want to avoid excessive quad development.

Barbell sumo squat

Great for inner-thigh development, the barbell sumo squat is a compound exercise that targets your quadriceps and, to a lesser extent, your gluteus maximus.

Barbell hip thrust

Arguably the king of all glute exercises, the barbell hip thrust is known to activate the gluteus maximus more than any other exercise, including the squat!

Barbell side lunge

An advanced unilateral lower-body exercise, the barbell side lunge is great for developing unilateral lower-body strength, coordination, and balance.

Kettlebell swing

A compound exercise, the kettlebell swing is great for cardio circuits, developing functional strength, and strengthening your posterior chain muscles.

Bodyweight sumo squat

Great for beginners, the bodyweight sumo squat is useful for learning the very basics of squat form (keeping your torso upright, knees out, and head up).

Dumbbell sumo squat

The dumbbell sumo squat (aka dumbbell plie squat) is great for learning squat form, especially how to keep your knees out and torso upright as you squat.

Dumbbell rear lunge

Mainly targeting your glutes and quads, the dumbbell rear lunge is great for developing balance, coordination, and unilateral lower-body strength.

Barbell sumo deadlift

The barbell sumo deadlift is essentially the barbell deadlift using a sumo stance, which places less emphases on your lower back and hamstrings.

Barbell Bulgarian split squat

Use the barbell Bulgarian split squat to improve your barbell squat, your lunge, and your balance, and to develop unilateral lower-body functional strength.

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