Quadriceps (Thigh) Strengthening Exercise

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 Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy

Current as ofMay 23, 2016

Current as of: May 23, 2016

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Joan Rigg, PT, OCS - Physical Therapy