How to do the Leg ExtensionTo perform the leg extension, sit comfortably in the leg extension machine. Keeping your back and head straight, raise the weight until it is straight (as shown). Then proceed to lower the weight while holding onto the hand grips on the sides of the machine.
Note:Spotting can be done by lifting the participant's legs while the exercise is being performed.
Spotting can be done by lifting the participant's legs while the exercise is being performed.
These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.
- PRIMARY: Thigh
- Rectus Femoris
- Lower Body
Averages for MyFit UsersThe table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.
|Average Weight Lifted||Average Reps||One Rep Max Average|
|99.9 lbs||11.8||145.6 lbs|
What is a good starting weight?
Based on an average weight lifted of 99.9 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:
Workouts Plans with Leg Extension
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