So how do you choose the best leg extension machine?
We aim to answer that question and more.
We will cover how to use a leg extension machine and offer a few Leg extension workouts, plus briefly discuss if it is worth it to buy a leg extension machine. We will finish with a review of 5 machines we think are gym worthy.
What is a leg extension?
A leg extension is an exercise done in a leg extension machine. Obviously.
How it works. You sit in the machine, hoot your feet behind the feet pads/rollers, hold on to the handles and extend your legs out, lifting the weight.
What muscle does the leg extension work, and how will that benefit me?
Leg extensions are an awesome quads Isolation exercise.
This exercise targets the quads and adds detail and definition to the front of the leg. This looks sexy on men and women and this exercise is good for everyone.
Will Leg extensions hurt or damage my Knee?
NO! Not if done properly.
Proper Leg extension form:
Knee MUST be in line with the pivot point
Back of the knee must be flush against the edge of the seat
You back need to be against the seat pad
The foot pad needs to be in front of your ankle, touching the foot.
Putting too much weight causes you to engage other muscles and defeats the purpose. It is also dangerous and more likely to damage the knee.
Strong hamstrings and quadriceps are crucial for balance, speed, and coordination. XMark’s rotary leg extension and curl machine isolates the quadriceps and hamstrings while providing a full range of motion through each movement.
As XMark’s top of the line leg extension and curl machine, the XMark XM-7615 is designed with 12-position vertically-adjustable thigh pads, a 20-position adjustable press arm to fit various leg lengths, and a fully adjustable backrest pad. This machine sports a steel 12-gauge heavy duty 2 x 3-inch mainframe construction coated in a baked scratch-resistant powder coat finish with bolted-on, skid resistant feet. It also boasts an oversized chrome cam and a rear weight post for extra stability.
Both standard and Olympic weight plates are supported with the XMark Rotary Leg Machine. Included is a 14" chrome Olympic adapter sleeve for use with Olympic weight plates. Be sure to check out XMark's full line of Olympic weights including the Texas Star, Black Diamond, and Tri-Grip plates.
The extra thick 3 inch sweat and tear-resistant Duraguard vinyl cushions and pads, including oversized 4.33 inch vinyl covered thigh pads with chrome end caps as well as rubber grip handlebars with molded finger grips will ensure that your exercise routine is a comfortable and enjoyable experience to help you maximize your workout. Sculpt, build, and define your body with the XMark Rotary Leg Extension and Curl Machine.
At the request of our customers we've made improvements to the XM-7615 beginning with the updated assembly instructions which should be very clear and includes more images. Because this is a extra heavy unit weighing approximately 125 lbs, we've redesigned it to ship in multiple boxes alleviating any damage that may have been caused by shipping in our previously oversized box.