Leg Extension

This exercise is for the quadriceps muscles.


Position: Lie face down with one leg straight and the other flexed at the knee. Move your heel as close to your buttocks as possible.

Action: Extend your knee against the partner's resistance. Next, resist as your partner returns you to the starting position. Do 8 to 12 repetitions to muscle failure. Repeat this exercise with the other leg.


Position: Support the leg being exercised by placing your foot under the exerciser's thigh just above his knee. Action: Resist while exerciser extends his leg. Next, apply upward pressure to return the exerciser to the starting position.

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