Episode 37 - A deep dive into the quadriceps muscles

Episode 037: A Deep Dive Into The Quadriceps Muscles

Today’s podcast episode is a Deep Dive into the Quadriceps Muscles, where Neale and I add depth to and understanding to the four muscles of the anterior upper leg.

Learning the muscles can be seen as a chore,

Maybe you are just learning them for your exam, and see little benefit in knowing the detail for training clients in the future

Or maybe you are trying to learn the muscles from a list of facts in your manual, without applying it to movement; which is tough going.

Today we are going to explore the Quadriceps muscles in-depth, and not just the origins and insertions that you need to know for your exam, but joint actions and exercises that work the quads too.

Training clients is about MOVING the body, so you need to know about the body.

Not knowing about the muscles in-depth as a FitPro, is kinda like a Car Mechanic that doesn’t know anything about car parts.

You need to know the car parts in order to make the car work. You need to know the body parts and muscles in order to make the body move effectively.

In today’s FitPro Sessions podcast you’ll learn all the Quadricep facts you need to know for your Level 3 anatomy exam, and how to apply this knowledge to training clients and planning exercise programs.

Grab the FitPro Sessions Podcast show notes:

Timestamps:

1:00 Intro to FitPro Session 037 and the Quadriceps Muscles
1:15 Why FitPros find it hard to learn the muscles
4:30 Experiential Learning and Revision
5:30 Wanting to learn, rather than HAVING to learn
9:30 The importance of learning the muscles: Episode 005
11:40 Neale’s secret from when he learned muscles the first time
13:00 What are the Four Quadricep Muscles?
13:30 What is the difference between the Rectus Femoris and Vasti Muscles?
16:50 Origins and Insertions of the Rectus Femoris
24:00 “Don’t down-play touching yourself” to learn the muscles
26:00 Vastus Medialis and Vastus Lateralis – the clue is in the name
30:29 You need to know 50 muscles for the Level 3 Anatomy Exam
31:40 How to learn the muscles for your anatomy exam with the Muscle Memory Sprint
37:30 Grab our Daily Mock Question at 1030am each day: HERE

What are the Four 4 Quadriceps Muscles:

Rectus Femoris
Vastus Medialis
Vastus Lateralis
Vastus Intermedialis

The origins and insertions of the Quadriceps:

Let’s dive into each of the Quadriceps Muscles and get a grasp of all the facts you need to know for your exam, including the Origin, Insertion, Joint Crossed, Joint Action, and exercise examples that work that specific muscle.

Rectus Femoris:

  • Origin: Anterior Inferior Iliac Spine (AIIS)
  • Insertion: Anterior Upper Tibia via Patella
  • Joint: Knee and Hip
  • Joint Action (concentric phase): Knee Extension, Hip Flexion
  • Exercise example: Leg Extension, Squats, Lunges, Step ups, Leg Raises, Full Sit Ups.

Vastus Medialis:

  • Origin: Medial surface of femur
  • Insertion: Anterior Upper Tibia via Patella
  • Joint: Knee
  • Joint Action (concentric phase): Knee Extension (final 20 degrees)
  • Exercise example: Leg Extension, Squats, Lunges, Step ups.

Vastus Lateralis

  • Origin: Greater Trochanter and lateral surface of femur
  • Insertion: Anterior Upper Tibia via Patella
  • Joint: Knee
  • Joint Action (concentric phase): Knee Extension
  • Exercise example: Leg Extension, Squats, Lunges, Step ups.

Vastus Intermedialis

  • Origin: Anterior and lateral surface of femur
  • Insertion: Anterior Upper Tibia via Patella
  • Joint: Knee
  • Joint Action (concentric phase): Knee Extension
  • Exercise example: Leg Extension, Squats, Lunges, Step ups.

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How to learn orgins and insertions?

Learning all of the muscles can feel overwhelming and frustrating. Staring at a manual and learning from the smallest of images.

Here’s How Any Trainee Fitness Professional Can Remember Everything To Do With Muscles In As Little As 15-Minutes Every Day (Without Getting Overwhelmed Or Relying On Your Course Manual)

  •  Gives You The Confidence To Do Well On Any Muscle Question
  •  How To Learn EVERY Muscle You Need To Know For Your Exam
  •  Escape From The Worry And Stress About Muscle Questions And Failing Your A&P Exam
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Dedicated to More

Hayley “The Quadriceps Muscles” Bergman

Parallel Coaching

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