Purpose of Exercise: To develop the lower area of the thigh.
Depending on the design of the Machine you use, either hook your shoulders under the padded bars or take hold of the handles. Your feet should be together, toes pointed slightly out. Press downward with your legs and lift the mechanism, stopping when your legs are fully extended. This keeps constant tension on the legs. Bend your knees and lower yourself all the way down. Your legs should be bent at more of an angle than when you do Squats. In all your repetitions, keep working this lower range of motion by going all the way down. On some of your last repetitions lower yourself at normal level but as you press back up, arch your back and bring your hips away from the machine without locking your legs out. This will emphasize the separation between the leg biceps and the quadriceps.