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Leg Extensions

Exercise Tips

  • Keep your back flat
  • Flex your quadriceps the entire time

Leg Extensions

This exercise targets your quadriceps and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Quadriceps (Quads)


2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week


Leg Extension Machine

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Quadriceps (Quads)

Equipment: Leg Extension Machine

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Quadriceps

Starting Position: Position yourself in a leg extension machine, back flat against the seat and legs hanging over the seat, the pad in front of your ankles. Hold the handles on either side with an overhand grip.

  1. 1 Quickly push up on the pad, extending your legs until they are straight out, parallel to the floor.
  2. 2 Slowly lower bar back to starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.