Quadricep Exercises

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Leg Extensions

This exercise is a staple for building strong legs.

Leg Extensions - Step 1 Leg Extensions - Step 2

Steps

  1. Adjust the seat so that your knees have fill range of motion and that footpad fits over your legs just above your ankles.
  2. Grasp the handles with your hands for support, keeping your hip and back against the bench.
  3. Slowly extend your legs until your knees are straight, do not lock your knees.
  4. Hold for a moment and then with controlled movements return to the starting position.

Tips

  • Use controlled movements for this exercise, do not swing the weight up.

Primary Muscle: Quads
Secondary Muscle: None
Equipment Type: Machine

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