Straight Leg Raise
This exercise is paramount to regaining active control of your quadriceps muscle and to strengthen the muscle on the front of your thigh.
- Tighten your quadriceps muscles on top of your thigh first. You should aim to straighten your knee completely by tightening your muscle.
- Keeping your quadriceps muscle activated, slowly lift your straight leg in the air to equal the height of your opposite knee
- Slowly lower to the ground or table. Then relax and repeat again.
- The key here is that you fully activate your quadriceps muscle before lifting your leg in the air. Your knee should stay completely straight as you lift in the air