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Leg extension


Type of exerciseNon renseigné

Activated musclesNone


Activated muscles

Work on the larger muscles of your body to stay in shape: the quadriceps.

Knee extensors, they are used daily and have great importance in lower body sessions.

This isolation exercise reinforces the quadriceps and more precisely the femoral right, the vast medial, the vast lateral, and the vast intermediary.

The leg extension is used in all fitness club for your legs sessions.

Instructions for leg extension

  • 1. Set the load on the machine
  • 2. Sit down at the bottom of the seat and back straight. Then place the front of your ankles under the cushions provided.
  • 2. While exhaling, extend your legs by unfolding your knees up and in the axis of the machine.
  • 3. Slowly release muscle tension to lower the cushion by bending your knees.
  • 4. Continue your series by repeating the movement.

The leg extension : severals techniques, tips and advice

  • 1. Do not bend your back.
  • 2. Grasp the handles on the sides for more stability.
  • 3. Perform slow movements and use breaks at the climb.
  • 4. Be stable and without moving at the pelvis during exercise.
  • 5. Voluntarily contract the top of your thighs (quads).
  • 6. Align your knee in the axis of the machine, do not deviate on the sides.

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