Leg Extensions

This exercise is a staple for building strong legs.

Steps

  1. Adjust the seat so that your knees have full range of motion and that the 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, but do not lock your knees.
  4. Hold for a moment and then with controlled movements return to the starting position.

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

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Exercise images by Everkinetic.