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Leg Extension

Front thigh

Coach's Tips

It's an exercise that can intensively train the muscles in front of the thighs. Try to keep your hips intact with the seat and your legs flexed the whole time.

How to

Starting Position

1. Sit on a leg extension machine with your back against the backrest and your feet beneath the footpad. 2. Adjust the backrest and footpad so that your knees are bent at a 90-degree angle. 3. Place your hands on the handles on the side of the machine for support.

Proper Form

1. Push the footpad up and away from your body with your feet until your legs are straight. 2. Keep your back against the backrest throughout the movement. 3. Hold the leg extension for one second at the top of the movement. 4. Slowly lower the footpad back to the starting position.

Breathing Technique

1. Exhale as you push the footpad away from your body. 2. Inhale as you slowly lower the footpad back to the starting position.


1. Do not allow the weight stack to drop too quickly. 2. Do not lock your knees in the straight position. 3. Avoid bouncing the weight stack off of your legs.

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