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Lying Single Extension

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Body PartTriceps, Upper Arms
Primary Muscles
Secondary Muscles
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Introduction to the Lying Single Extension

The Lying Single Extension is a beneficial exercise that primarily targets the quadriceps, improving strength and stability in the lower body. It's suitable for individuals at all fitness levels, from beginners to advanced athletes, as it can be easily modified to match one's abilities. People may want to do this exercise to enhance their leg power, increase knee joint flexibility, and to aid in injury prevention or rehabilitation.

Performing the: A Step-by-Step Tutorial Lying Single Extension

  • Bend your right knee and bring it towards your chest, grasping your shin with both hands.
  • Gently pull the knee closer to your chest, extending your left leg out straight on the floor.
  • Hold this position for a few seconds, feeling the stretch in your lower back and hip.
  • Release the right leg back to the starting position and repeat the exercise with the left leg.

Tips for Performing Lying Single Extension

  • Controlled Motion: As you lower the weight, bend your elbow and let it naturally flare out to the sides. The weight should be lowered in a semicircular motion towards your forehead. Common mistake is to move the weight too fast. Ensure to maintain a slow, controlled motion to engage the triceps effectively and reduce the risk of injury.
  • Elbow Stability: Keep your elbows in a fixed position throughout the exercise. One common mistake is to move the elbows, which can shift the focus away from the triceps and place unnecessary strain on your shoulders.
  • Full Range of Motion: Lower the dumbbell until it almost touches your forehead, then lift it back to the starting position by

Lying Single Extension FAQs

Can beginners do the Lying Single Extension?

Yes, beginners can do the Lying Single Leg Extension exercise. It is a relatively simple exercise that primarily targets the quadriceps, the muscles in the front of the thigh. However, as with any exercise, it's important to use proper form and start with a weight that is comfortable to lift. It may be beneficial for beginners to start this exercise without any weight until they become comfortable with the movement. As always, it's recommended to consult with a fitness professional or physical therapist to ensure the exercise is being performed correctly and safely.

What are common variations of the Lying Single Extension?

  • The Seated Single Arm Extension also focuses on one arm at a time, but you perform the exercise while sitting, which can help isolate the tricep muscle.
  • The Lying Double Arm Extension is a variation where both arms are extended at the same time while lying down, providing a more balanced workout.
  • The Incline Single Arm Extension is performed on an incline bench, which changes the angle of the exercise and targets different parts of the tricep muscle.
  • The Overhead Single Arm Extension is performed while standing or sitting, but the arm is extended overhead, which can help improve shoulder flexibility and stability.

What are good complementing exercises for the Lying Single Extension?

  • Squats are another complementary exercise to the Lying Single Extension as they engage the quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings, thereby improving the overall lower body strength and stability necessary for performing the extension effectively.
  • Lunges also complement the Lying Single Extension by targeting the same muscle groups, primarily the quadriceps and hamstrings, and they further promote balance and coordination which can enhance the performance of the extension exercise.

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