Definitions for quadricepsˈkwɒd rəˌsɛps; -ˌsɛp sɪz
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quadriceps, quadriceps femoris, musculus quadriceps femoris, quad(noun)
a muscle of the thigh that extends the leg
A muscle having four heads, especially the large extensor at the front of the thigh.
Origin: quattuor, four, + caput, head
the great extensor muscle of the knee, divided above into four parts which unite in a single tendon at the knee
Origin: [NL., fr. L. qyattuor four + caput head.]
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It has huge allover benefits, not only does the majority of the exercise isolate and target the glutes and the hamstrings, but the quadriceps are involved as well, by helping to extend the knee joint. Plus, it is one of the few exercises that works the adductor magnus, which helps provide leg stability.
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