Terminal Knee Extension

This exercise increases the weight-bearing strength of the quadriceps.


This exercise increases the strength of the quadriceps in the final degrees of knee extension. 


  • A resistance band is wrapped around the knee and anchored to a table leg or similar upright object.
  • The athlete starts with the knee slightly bent and body weight on the involved leg.
  • The knee is then straightened backwards, against the resistance of the band.
  • The knee should not be locked straight.

Muscles worked: