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Quadriceps (Thigh) Strengthening Exercise

A woman doing a thigh-strengthening exercise
  • While sitting in a chair, straighten your leg and hold for 6 seconds. Then lower your leg and rest for up to 10 seconds.
  • Repeat 8 to 12 times with each leg. Do every day, up to 3 times a day.
  • When this thigh-strengthening exercise becomes easy, you can add a light weight to your ankle.

Current as of: March 2, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine
Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

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