- Hips & Buttocks
- Leg strength
- Glute strength
The cable leg extension performed free standing develops leg (quadriceps), glute, and core strength. This is an excellent exercise for runners because it mimics the drive phase of the run. Keeping your hands unanchored requires the core muscles and hips to help stabilize the body during the exercise.
- Stand tall with your posture straight and stabilized at all time, balancing without holding onto anything.
- With the ankle-strap secured around one ankle, start with the leg slightly bent forward, and then straighten it.
- As you straighten it, move it behind you as far as you can without bending your torso or leaning.
- Slowly return the leg forward.
- Excessively arching your back
- Leaning the torso forward excessively