A leg press is a rehabilitation exercise to strengthen the quadriceps muscle.

leg press starting position
leg press exercise


Resistance band

In the gym, this is usually performed with a leg press machine, but the exercise can easily be done with an elastic resistance band available from any sports shop.

Sit in a dining chair with a firm back, place the fold of the band under the sole with the two free ends in the hands. Lift the foot to the level of the chair seat, adjust the grip on the elastic, and then straighten out the leg, still keeping it at the level of the chair seat. Repeat.


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