Leg Curls: To focus solely on the hamstring, leg curls are wonderful and quite simple exercises to do. You would need a bench, couch, or even the floor. To warm these muscles up try to do 2-3 sets of 15-20 repetitions without any weight. Once this lacks effort from you add some ankle weights if you are at home but if you are at the gym add more weight plates. Hamstring curls can add strength to your legs and added endurance. Leg Extensions: Leg extensions will target your quadriceps. Extensions are good for runners, walkers, or those who have experienced some type of injury or pain in the tendon area. To strengthen this group of muscles will help support those tendons around the knee cap and provide more stability. A good set of leg extensions will begin with you sitting either on a chair or gym equipment with either your feet placed firmly on floor or in the equipment firmly. Your back should be straight with your head facing forward. Remember to inhale when you begin to lift your legs and to exhale when you release your legs back to the starting position. Once your legs are fully extended hold for 2 seconds and squeeze before lowering your legs. You do not necessarily need any equipment for this exercise and it can be done effectively at home or in the office by simply sitting in a chair. Remember that these exercises work large muscle groups and do not have to done on a daily basis but only once or twice per week for strength training. To keep your legs tight and firm keep the resistance low and the repetitions high. If you really want to add muscle definition and bulk increase the weight and lower the reps. For the best results try to max out your repetitions in between 6-8 when trying to increase muscle mass. For more information or questions regarding leg exercises, please visit www.imagefitnessrx.com where you can receive fitness and nutrition information that can help you look and feel your best.
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