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Leg Exercises

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Quadriceps Extension

The quadriceps extension strengthens the quadriceps and helps maintain the placement of the kneecap.

Quadriceps Extension Step 1

Step 1
Lie on your back with both knees bent and both feet on the floor. Rest arms alongside your body. Make sure your shoulders, arms, and neck are relaxed.

Quadriceps Extension Step 2

Step 2
Slowly straighten right leg, keeping the thigh in line with left thigh. Slowly return to starting position. Repeat for 8 times. Repeat with the other leg. Progress to 3 sets of 8 with each leg.

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