Knee Extension with Band

Knee extension exercise (or leg extension) using a resistance band to strengthen the thigh muscles.


To strengthen the quadriceps.


  • The athlete sits on the edge of the table (or on a chair) with the knees over the edge.
  • The resistance band is placed around the ankle and anchored under the furthest table/chair leg on the side of the leg being worked on.
  • The athlete lifts the foot upwards to straighten the knee, then returns to the starting position.
  • If pain is felt do not continue with this exercise.

Muscles worked: