The Seated Leg Extension is a lower body exercise that primarily targets the quadriceps. This is an isolation exercise which is well suited to beginner lifters.
- Set up a leg extension machine so that your feet are starting as close to your body as possible.
- Squeeze your quadriceps to move the machine until your legs are fully extended.
- Slowly return the machine to the starting position without releasing the tension on your quadriceps and repeat.
- Focus on moving the machine smoothly and slowly to really focus on the quads.