Leg Extension (BowFlex Lying)

Knee Flexion with Hip Flexion Muscles worked: This exercise allows you to strengthen and develop the front part of your upper thighs (quadriceps muscle groups), helping to increase your muscular stability at the knee joints. Pulley position: Narrow. Starting position: • Sit on the bench facing the Power Rods® and place one cuff over the respective foot with the handle under the foot. • Lie back on the bench so that your head is supported by the bench. • Bend your working leg at the knee and bend your hip until your knee is pointing up. • You may grasp your working thigh with both hands around the back of the knee or increase the difficulty by attempting to hold the thigh stable without your hands. • Place the uninvolved foot on the floor or bench, relax your neck, straighten your spine, lift your chest, and tighten your abs. Motion: • Slowly straighten your leg, moving only your knee/lower leg. • Slowly return to the starting position without relaxing the quad. Key points: • Keep your upper thigh motionless throughout the exercise. • Keep your spine in good posture with your chest lifted, abs tight and a very slight arch in your lower back.
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