Leg Extension

Exercise Summary
Primary Muscle(s) Quads
Secondary Muscle(s) None
Equipment Machine
Emphasis Isolation
Type Push

Leg Extension Instructions

  • Never overload this movement. It can cause unwarranted knee pain.
  • Always use this exercise for volume, keeping reps over 10.
  • Wear you point/position your toes will have an impact on the stimulus of the quads. 
  • During the eccentrics and concentric portions, focus on the mind-muscle connection of the quads. They are controlling the weight, not momentum or excessive bodily movements. 


  • Use this movement at the beginning of your training to prime your quads, or at the end to completely exhaust them.
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