VMO? Train the whole quad | Physio Penrith

Updated: Jan 13, 2020

The quadricep has four muscles, but a lot of focus is on the VMO portion located on the inside of the knee cap. VMO atrophy or loss of size is often first noticed, but it is important to understand that it is the whole quadricep that has reduced in size.


The solution is to load or train the whole quadricep through full range. Do not do isolated “VMO” exercises, they don’t work.


Focus on exercises through full range like leg extensions, step downs, lunges, single leg squat and single leg press.


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