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Straight leg raises

Straight leg raises work and strengthen the quads.



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straight leg raise Lie on your back, with your back supported on pillows. Rest with your legs out straight.
straight leg raise Keeping your knee straight, slowly lift the one leg.
straight leg raise Hold it up for a count of five and the slowly lower it down again.
straight leg raise Change legs and start to raise the other leg.
straight leg raise Do the same as before. When this exercise seems too easy try increasing the number of repetitions. You can also add ankle weights, starting at 500g.
Updated: 22 Apr, 2013
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