The Gym at Prospect

Training 101: Leg Extension

by Dan Greenbaum

October 28, 2013

Leg extension is an isolation motion for the quadriceps. When performing a leg extension you want to remember to line your hips, knees, and ankles in one straight line. Flex toes up toward the ceiling and perform reps with a one second tempo on the concentric motion (way up) and four seconds on the eccentric (way down). For additional challenge try a 3 second hold at the top of the motion. This will set those quads on fire! Try 3 sets of 15 to start, enjoy!

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