How to do Leg Extension

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Difficulty: Easy

Impact Level: Low

Target Body Parts: quadriceps


While seated in a chair, with feet shoulder length apart, straighten your leg, be sure to not lock your knee, lower your leg and repeat for a series of reps, then switch legs, keep your breathing steady and inhale as you lower your leg and exhale as you extend it. Keep your back straight and tight against the chair, keep your abs pulled in through the entire range of motion.

How to make Leg Extension easier

Try our Toe Pointer exercise as a good way to build up strength in your legs.

How to make Leg Extension more challenging

This exercise can be done on a weighted machine, an elastic band or with an ankle weight.

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