45 minute beginner quadricep workout with a barbell at home

Here's everything you need to try our 45 minute beginner quadricep workout with a barbell at home. For each circuit, complete each exercise one after the other and repeat it for 3 rounds before continuing on to the next circuit.

45 min read
Sean Klein
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Sean Klein
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In This Workout
  • Circuit 1
  • Russian Twists
  • Circuit 2
  • Side Raise
  • Circuit 3
  • Hamstring Walk Outs
  • Bear Crawl Hold
  • Deadbugs with Pause

Circuit 1

Complete this round 3 times.

Russian Twists

Complete 18 repetitions

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Coaching Tips For Russian Twists

Follow these cues to perform Russian Twists correctly:

  • Do not move with speed
  • Let the load pull on your core.

Circuit 2

Complete this round 3 times.

Side Raise

Complete 8 repetitions

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Upper Body

Coaching Tips For Side Raise

Follow these cues to perform Side Raise correctly:

  • Do not use any momentum
  • Keep the shoulders in a fixed position throughout
  • Only have a slight bend in the arm
  • A plate is used in the video, but a dumbbell is more appropriate.

Circuit 3

Complete this round 3 times.

Hamstring Walk Outs

Complete 7 repetitions

Lower Body

The hamstring walk out is an excellent hamstring exercise that is particularly effective at creating a large stimulus with no external load.

Benefits of Hamstring Walk Outs

The main benefit is the strength gained in the hamstrings. This is an excellent exercise for athletes who need to build strong hamstrings for both performance and injury mitigation. It is also excellent to maintain strength in the hinge pattern and maintain muscle mass if you don’t have access to weights.

How To Do Hamstring Walk Outs

  1. Start in a hip thrust position with the feet pressing into the ground.
  2. Slowly step forward. Take small steps to ensure there is enough time under tension.
  3. Once you’ve moved your feet slightly further away from the hips transition to the heels, creating a lot of tension in the hamstrings.
  4. Do a slight pause when the legs are nearly straight and use the hamstring to hold a strong and stable position.
  5. Step slowly back to the start position, taking small steps.

Coaching Tips For Hamstring Walk Outs

Follow these cues to perform Hamstring Walk Outs correctly:

  • Use the heels
  • Only go as far as the hamstrings feel able
  • Move slowly and deliberately.

Bear Crawl Hold

Complete 25 seconds

Anterior Core

The bear crawl hold is an excellent anterior core and also full body exercise. Using the exercise to develop the core musculature can be excellent for both the general public and athletic populations.

Benefits of Bear Crawl Hold

The primary benefit of the bear crawl hold is its development of the muscle in the anterior core. While secondarily it can help to develop upper body strength or endurance depending on the individual who is performing it.

How To Do Bear Crawl Hold

  1. Start with the hands, knees and toes on the floor, with the knees under the hips.
  2. Lift the hips so the knees are hovering just above the floor.
  3. Ensure the elbows are locked (arms are straight) and maintain the fixed position throughout the entire hold.

Coaching Tips For Bear Crawl Hold

Follow these cues to perform Bear Crawl Hold correctly:

  • Keep knees close to the floor, back straight and hips and shoulders in line
  • Keep the knees under the hips.

Deadbugs with Pause

Complete 8 repetitions

Anterior Core

Coaching Tips For Deadbugs with Pause

Follow these cues to perform Deadbugs with Pause correctly:

  • Do not lower the leg so far that your lower back comes of the floor
  • Only go as far as able while holding a good position.

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