Isometric Quad Prone

This exercise strengthens the quads at the front of the thigh. It is for the very early stages of a knee injury or quad strain.


  • To strengthen the quadriceps.


  • To begin strengthening the quad muscles at the front of the thigh the athlete lies on their front with a rolled up towel under the ankle so the knee is very slightly bent.
  • They then push down on the towel to attempt to straighten the leg and contract the quads.

Muscles worked: