Friday, April 19, 2013

Q Is For...Quads

QUADS or quadriceps femoris (latin for four headed muscle of the femur) are a large muscle group that includes the four prevailing muscles on the front of the thigh. (thanks Wikipedia)

THE four heads of the muscle are the  Rectus femoris, Vastus lateralis, Vastus medialis, and the Vastus intermedius.

ALL four muscles are crucial for walking, running, jumping and squatting. As you can imagine they are very much needed for those Jump Squats I blogged about earlier in the challenge.

AS a runner my QUADS get sore when I do sprints or run a race, more so than when I just do my normal runs.  This is due to the fact that I am placing more strain on them than a normal easy run requires. As a result of being a runner it is important that I stretch and massage those muscles daily, as they are crucial if I want to continue to run without pain or injury. 

THANKS so much for stopping by my blog today.  I have enjoyed meeting new people through this A-Z Challenge and seeing the familiar faces of my running blogger friends. May the sun shine on your faces and joy be in your hearts. 

Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck. 

 "Limitations only exist if you let them" 

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  1. If I don't stretch my quads, I can't run. Plain and simple. I stretch them multiple times throughout the day, whenever I think of it. Every little bit helps!

  2. I was watching WWE Wrestling, once, and saw an athlete literally tear his quad from the bone....yes, it looked very painful.

    I can always tell a woman is athletic by looking at her quads, for the most part.


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