Quad control by Neil keleher

Quad control

Learn to feel your quads as you activate them so that you can activate (and relax) them at will.

What's included?

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Contents

1. Basic quad activation
sy-PE 6c 0a Quads Seated.mp4
2 mins
sy-PE 6c 0b Seated Quads and Toes.mp4
1 min
2. Practicing quad activation while standing
sy-PE 7a 0a 1 Quads Standing.mp4
2 mins
3. Learning to activate outer and inner thigh muscles
sy-PE 7e 0a 0 inner and outer thigh activation 1.mp4
2 mins
sy-PE 7e 0a 1 inner and outer thigh activation 2 notes.mp4
1 min
sy-PE 7e 0a 3 single leg inner and outer thigh activation 1.mp4
2 mins
sy-PE 7e 0a 4 single leg inner and outer thigh activation 2.mp4
3 mins
4. Inner and outer thigh activation while standing on one leg
sy-PE 7e 0a 5 inner and outer thigh activation without friction.mp4
2 mins
sy-PE 7e 0a 5b inner and outer thigh activation on one leg intro.mp4
1 min
sy-PE 7e 0a 5c inner and outer thigh activation on one leg.mp4
2 mins
5. Creating tension along the inside and outside of the knees
sy-PE 7e 0a 6 inner thigh and knee activation 1.mp4
2 mins
sy-PE 7e 0a 7 inner thigh and knee activation 2.mp4
1 min
sy-PE 7e 0a 8 outer thigh and knee activation.mp4
2 mins
6. Sequenced quad activation
sy-PE 7e 0c 1 quads then inner or outer thigh.mp4
2 mins
Repeating the process
7. Practicing sequenced quad activation
sy-PE 7e 0c 7 quads and inner or outer thigh in pyramid pose.mp4
2 mins
sy-PE 7e 0c 3 quads and outer thigh in half moon pose 1.mp4
2 mins
sy-PE 7e 0c 4 quads and outer thigh in half moon pose 2.mp4
2 mins
sy-PE 7e 0c 5 quads and inner thigh in half moon pose 1.mp4
2 mins
sy-PE 7e 0c 6 quads and inner thigh in half moon pose 2.mp4
3 mins

What are the quads

The quads are the large muscles at the front of your thigh. When you learn to activate these muscles (and feel them) you can then use that ability whenever your are trying to stretch or strengthen the front of your thighs. 

Why are the quads important?

The quads are important because they help to stabilize the knee. Even though the three main muscles in this group only work on the knee joint, the quads can also be important for stabilizing the hip joint. While not the only part of the solution, learning quad control can also help when dealing with knee pain. For students who tend towards being overly flexible or "floppy" the quads  can be one of the easier set of muscles to learn to feel and control because they are relatively big.

The vastus muscles

While the quadriceps are made up of four (maybe even five) muscles, the focus in this course is on the three vastus muscles. These three muscles work directly on the knee joint and only the knee joint. The fourth muscle in the quadriceps group is the rectus femoris. This works on the hip joint as well as the knee joint. 

Why is the focus only on the vastus muscles?

The focus in this course is mainly on the vastus muscles  simply because they are relatively easy to learn to feel and control. 

Because the vastus muscles tend to be quite bulky, it's easier to directly feel the muscle activation sensation that they create when active.

Additionally, you'll learn to separately control the inner and outer vastus muscles (vastus medials and vastus laterals) separately and then in combination with the more centrally located vastus intermedius muscle of each leg.

The challenges of muscle isolation

In this course you'll be focusing  on your quadriceps, (the vastus  in particular) however, other muscles will also be activating. 

And so one of the side benefits of this course is that you'll learn how when you activate one set of muscles (without allowing your body to move) opposing muscles also activate. In the process, since muscles are working against each other, you create stability.

With quadriceps activation (the vastus in particular) in static poses you'll begin to get a taste of stabilizing your knees.

Once you can feel your quads (and activate them) while doing static poses, it's easier to activate them (and feel them activate) while moving. In these cases, depending on the type of movement, the movement itself can provides the resistance for your quads to work against.

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Still not sure? If you aren't satisfied, if it's not quite what you expected, then let me know within 30 days of the day of purchase and I'll refund your money. (There should be a contact icon to the bottom right of your screen. You can contact me via that or via the course notification emails that come with the course.)