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Quadriceps Exercise: Seated Leg Extensions
Your quadriceps muscle, as its name suggests, comprises of four muscles. These muscles, the rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis and vastus intermedius are located in the upper portion of your front legs or thighs. These muscles are responsible for straightening the knee, and whilst working them out helps you build legendary legs, good strong quads can help you ward off knee injuries.
The seated leg extension machine is a great quad builder as it focuses on and strengthens all four regions of your quadriceps. It is also the best exercise for isolating the quads.
To perform this exercise:
TIP: Make sure you perform the full range of motion by lowering the ankle
pads all the way down. By only completing half the range of motion you
are making the exercise half as effective in working your quadriceps.
The leg extension machine
Author: Dimi Ingle
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