Quadriceps (Thigh) Strengthening Exercise

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Quadriceps (Thigh) Strengthening Exercise

Photo of a woman doing a thigh-strengthening exercise
  1. While sitting in a chair, straighten your leg and hold for 6 seconds. Then lower your leg and rest for up to 10 seconds.
  2. Repeat 8 to 12 times with each leg. Do every day, up to 3 times a day.
  3. When this thigh-strengthening exercise becomes easy, you can add a light weight to your ankle.
ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerDavid A. Fleckenstein, MPT - Physical Therapy
Last RevisedApril 8, 2011

Last Revised: April 8, 2011

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & David A. Fleckenstein, MPT - Physical Therapy




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