Quad Roll with Foam Roller
Learn how to release tension, warm-up and maintain soft-tissue health in the quadriceps using a foam roller.
- Primary Muscle: Quadriceps
- Secondary Muscle(s): None
- Difficulty: Beginner
- Also known as: Quadriceps Foam Roll
- Equipment: Foam roller
Quad Roll Guide
The quadriceps are responsible for leg and hip extension and are an easy muscle group to keep in good shape using a foam roller.
Foam roller exercises for the quads will alleviate muscular tension, limber the muscle, and work out any knots or trigger points for improved soft-tissue quality.
How to do the Quad Roll
- Begin by supporting your bodyweight in a press-up position with a foam roller positioned lengthways between your quads and the floor.
- Roll the quads muscles from the hip down to the knee.
- Pause and hold on any tight or painful areas to workout the tension and repeat for all the muscle.
- Train one leg at a time (one leg on top of another) to increase the amount of pressure applied to the muscle, maximising the effect of your bodyweight.
- Tilting to one side can target certain areas of the muscle and ensure complete coverage.
Always consult your GP before undertaking any form of weight loss, fitness or exercise