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One Leg Extensions

Exercise Tips

  • Keep back flat on rest
  • Do not use your other leg for an advantage
  • Flex quads for more results

One Leg Extensions

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

Muscle Group



2 Days a Week to
3 Days a Week


Leg Extension Machine

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Quadriceps

Equipment: Leg Extension Machine

Minimum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Quads

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. Move one leg to the side out of the way.

  1. 1 Quickly push up on the pad, extending your leg until it is straight out, parallel to the floor.
  2. 2 Slowly lower the bar back down to starting position
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set, then switch legs and repeat motions.