Lower Body Strength - The 'Duck'
An excellent way to strengthen your Quads and the entire core and lower
Primary Areas Worked
Quadriceps as well as other major
muscles in the leg.
Breathe IN and OUT rhythmically.
Squatting down in a ‘catcher’s’ position.
Walk forwards or backwards while staying crouched
low in the ‘catcher’s’ position.
Additional Athletic Qualities Worked
Core strength and
Injury Considerations, Contraindications & Comments
goes back to our ‘don’t let your knees go over your toes’ point. This
exercise does not place any more strain on your knees then will movements
you may have to make purposely or accidentally during both life and sport.
The deep knee flexion style is contraindicated in the event of an existing
meniscus problem, however.