Prep Your Quad with Eccentric Step

Your quadricep muscles (muscles on top of your thigh) are meant to help you absorb force while you’re walking and especially as you are running. In order to get these muscles strong enough to really do their job you have to train them correctly. The exercises below works on an eccentric contraction of the quads where the muscle contracts as it gets longer. Most exercises you do will focus on a concentric contraction such as the pushing motion of squats or leg presses while eccentric focuses on slowly lowering down. This is where the shock absorption aspect of the muscle is trained. This exercise is especially important for athletes or anyone looking to get back into exercising to prevent injuries. Give it a shot and let us know what you think.