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Leg Extensions with Band Exercise

Leg Extensions with Band

Starting Position Make a loop at one end of the band and place it around your right ankle. Hold the other handle in your left hand. Stand with your left foot on the band with back straight, abs engaged, hands on hips and legs together. Lift right knee slightly towards the ceiling until the band is taught.

Action EXHALE: Keeping your thigh in a fixed position, straighten your right knee as if kicking your toes up towards the ceiling.

INHALE: Bend at the knee to return to the start position to complete one rep.

Stay balanced and finish set on this leg and then switch sides.

Special Instructions Keep abs in, knee on balancing leg soft, and eyes fixed on a focal point to help maintain balance. Make it easier: Bring balancing leg closer to the handle you’re holding to decrease resistance. Make it harder: Bring balancing leg closer to the working leg (the "loop" end of the band) to increase resistance.

Muscles Worked: Quads