Prevent injury: Leg extensions - Women's Running

Prevent injury: Leg extensions

Author: Chris Macdonald

Read Time:   |  May 15, 2014

Prevent injury: Leg extensions

Weak outer thighs can reduce hip stability, which can lead to pain in your hip joint and a myriad of problems in your back. Prevent injury: Leg extensions will protect against this from happening and are a nice exercise to complete as your neck is comfortably cushioned by your arm, reducing the load somewhat.


  • Lie on your left side on the floor.
  • Keep your right leg bent in front of your body on the floor and your left leg straight.
  • Lift your right leg off the floor until it’s at hip height.
  • Extend your right leg.
  • Bend your right leg and lower it once more, until your right knee and foot touch the floor, but don’t rest on the floor.
  • Complete one set on the right before changing over to the left.

Be safe

Don’t lift your leg too high.

Chris Macdonald

Editor-at-Large, Women's Running

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