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Leg Extension, Lying

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required:Doable Without Equipment And Weights
optional:Fitness Mat, Exercise Ball, Weight Cuffs
fitness level:Easy
exercise type:Strength
Variations available (5)
Starting PositionExecution
Starting Position (Alternative)Execution

Starting Position

  • at first, lay your back on the floor or a fitness mat
  • rest the head on the floor and place the arms next to the body
  • pull the abs to the floor, to avoid a hollow-back
  • lift the stretched out legs as much as possible, so that they are about vertical to the ground
  • feet are together

Correct Execution

  • bend the legs, until the shanks are parallel to the floor
  • the thighs remain in their position
  • the upper body is inactive, too
  • stretch and bend the legs repeatedly
  • you can choose the speed, but do not exercise too fast
  • avoid pushing the legs through completely, to preserve the joints
  • it seems easy in the beginning, but it becomes exhausting after a few reps

tips for the workout

  1. belt weight cuffs to your ankles for a more effective leg workout
  2. you can use a gym ball as shown in the video, this activates your adductors additionally

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