Banded Leg Extension

The banded leg extension is a great exercise for strengthening the quads while at home.  By performing each leg separately you are able to make sure your legs are strengthened evenly.

Banded Leg Extension

Primary Muscles Used

Banded Leg Extension Muscles Used

Banded Leg Extension Instructions

  • Sit down in a seat and loop the exercise band around both ankles.
  1. Keep one leg firmly planted on the ground.
  2. Slowly extend the other leg, squeezing your quad as you get to the top.
  3. Slowly bring the leg back to the starting position.
  4. Repeat.
Exercise Band Leg Extension Demonstration

Tim's list of benefits for the Banded Leg Extension

  • The leg extension targets the quadriceps, the large muscles of the front of the thigh. This is an "open chain kinetic" exercise, which is different from a "closed chain kinetic exercise," such as a squat. Which means your feet move with the leg extension and your feet are planted with a squat.
  • Since you are doing each leg separately you are able to make sure that one leg is not doing most of the work.
  • This is a great exercise for rehabbing your knee.

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