I've been learning to embrace and even enjoy exercise over the past few weeks, after struggling to motivate myself to workout regularly in the past.
The problem is, I seem to have very weak quads. After any sort of workout DVD that involves a lot of leg exercises, I am seriously struggling the next day, and then the day after walking, and even more so standing and sitting or getting up or down the stairs are all really painful. When I try to massage the muscles they are very tight and sore. After trying spinning for the first time last Thursday I am still in pain now, four days later.
The rest of my legs are fine other than the normal workout aches.
I've been very careful to do lots of stretching before and after working out, and tried not to push the exercises too much, but the pain is never bad during exercise, only after as we all know!
So, after that long winded introduction, to my question!
Are there any forms of exercise that are particular good to strengthen my quads so I get over this pain? I don't want to bulk my legs up (far from it, my legs are very big, and not in proportion with the rest of me, so building them up any more isn't very desirable!)
I've been walking and swimming a lot, to stop aggravating the problem too often, but I dont want to keep on just avoiding exercises to stop the pain, I'd really like to do something to stop it from being a problem forever!
Thanks for any ideas!