Hyperstrike Exercise Videos, Legs

Leg Extension

Muscle Groups
  • Legs
Purposes
  • Quadriceps (front thigh) strength

Overview

Leg extensions are an isolation exercise for the quadriceps (front of the thigh). Its easy to achieve a peak-contraction on the leg extension due to the pre-stretch at the beginning of the movement. Pause at the top for a brief second to squeeze the thighs. The leg extension is used with compound exercises such as squats and presses to shape, build and define the legs.

Description

  • Sit with your chest up and the leg pad resting over the lower part of your shins.
  • Straighten both legs by lifting the leg pad.
  • When the knees are fully straightened, squeeze the top of your thighs.
  • Return slowly to the bottom position.

Mistakes

  • Kicking the legs up too violently
  • Not extending all the way

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