Cable Leg Extension Strength Standards for Men and Women

Discover how your Cable Leg Extension performance compares to others and set new strength goals. Use our calculator to find your level and get personalized improvement tips.

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Cable Leg Extension Weight Standards

Compare your Cable Leg Extension performance to these weight standards and see where you stand.

Beginner26 lbs
Novice50 lbs
Intermediate87 lbs
Advanced135 lbs
Elite193 lbs

Cable Leg Extension Bodyweight Ratio Standards

See how your Cable Leg Extension strength measures up relative to your body weight.

LevelBodyweight Ratio
LevelBodyweight Ratio

Cable Leg Extension Standards by Bodyweight

Find the Cable Leg Extension strength standards for your specific body weight.
110 lbs15 lbs29 lbs55 lbs91 lbs135 lbs
120 lbs17 lbs33 lbs61 lbs99 lbs145 lbs
130 lbs19 lbs37 lbs66 lbs106 lbs154 lbs
140 lbs21 lbs41 lbs72 lbs113 lbs162 lbs
150 lbs24 lbs45 lbs77 lbs120 lbs171 lbs
160 lbs26 lbs48 lbs82 lbs126 lbs179 lbs
170 lbs28 lbs52 lbs87 lbs133 lbs186 lbs
180 lbs31 lbs56 lbs92 lbs139 lbs193 lbs
190 lbs33 lbs59 lbs97 lbs145 lbs200 lbs
200 lbs36 lbs63 lbs101 lbs150 lbs207 lbs
210 lbs38 lbs66 lbs106 lbs156 lbs214 lbs
220 lbs40 lbs69 lbs110 lbs161 lbs220 lbs
230 lbs43 lbs73 lbs114 lbs167 lbs226 lbs
240 lbs45 lbs76 lbs118 lbs172 lbs232 lbs
250 lbs47 lbs79 lbs123 lbs177 lbs238 lbs
260 lbs50 lbs82 lbs127 lbs182 lbs244 lbs
270 lbs52 lbs85 lbs130 lbs186 lbs249 lbs
280 lbs54 lbs88 lbs134 lbs191 lbs255 lbs
290 lbs57 lbs91 lbs138 lbs195 lbs260 lbs
300 lbs59 lbs94 lbs142 lbs200 lbs265 lbs
310 lbs61 lbs97 lbs145 lbs204 lbs270 lbs
90 lbs15 lbs23 lbs38 lbs57 lbs80 lbs
100 lbs16 lbs25 lbs40 lbs60 lbs84 lbs
110 lbs17 lbs27 lbs42 lbs63 lbs87 lbs
120 lbs18 lbs28 lbs44 lbs66 lbs91 lbs
130 lbs19 lbs30 lbs46 lbs68 lbs94 lbs
140 lbs19 lbs31 lbs48 lbs71 lbs97 lbs
150 lbs20 lbs33 lbs50 lbs73 lbs99 lbs
160 lbs21 lbs34 lbs52 lbs75 lbs102 lbs
170 lbs22 lbs35 lbs54 lbs77 lbs105 lbs
180 lbs23 lbs36 lbs55 lbs79 lbs107 lbs
190 lbs24 lbs38 lbs57 lbs81 lbs109 lbs
200 lbs25 lbs39 lbs58 lbs83 lbs111 lbs
210 lbs26 lbs40 lbs60 lbs85 lbs114 lbs
220 lbs26 lbs41 lbs61 lbs87 lbs116 lbs
230 lbs27 lbs42 lbs63 lbs88 lbs118 lbs
240 lbs28 lbs43 lbs64 lbs90 lbs119 lbs
250 lbs29 lbs44 lbs65 lbs91 lbs121 lbs
260 lbs29 lbs45 lbs66 lbs93 lbs123 lbs

Cable Leg Extension Standards by Age

Discover how Cable Leg Extension strength standards vary across different age groups.
1524 lbs44 lbs75 lbs117 lbs166 lbs
2026 lbs49 lbs85 lbs132 lbs188 lbs
2526 lbs50 lbs87 lbs135 lbs193 lbs
3026 lbs50 lbs87 lbs135 lbs193 lbs
3526 lbs50 lbs87 lbs135 lbs193 lbs
4026 lbs50 lbs87 lbs135 lbs193 lbs
4525 lbs48 lbs83 lbs129 lbs184 lbs
5024 lbs46 lbs78 lbs122 lbs173 lbs
5523 lbs43 lbs73 lbs113 lbs161 lbs
6022 lbs40 lbs68 lbs104 lbs148 lbs
6521 lbs37 lbs62 lbs95 lbs134 lbs
7020 lbs34 lbs57 lbs86 lbs122 lbs
7519 lbs32 lbs52 lbs78 lbs110 lbs
8018 lbs30 lbs47 lbs71 lbs99 lbs
8517 lbs28 lbs44 lbs65 lbs90 lbs
9016 lbs26 lbs40 lbs59 lbs82 lbs
1518 lbs28 lbs43 lbs63 lbs86 lbs
2019 lbs31 lbs48 lbs70 lbs96 lbs
2519 lbs31 lbs49 lbs72 lbs99 lbs
3019 lbs31 lbs49 lbs72 lbs99 lbs
3519 lbs31 lbs49 lbs72 lbs99 lbs
4019 lbs31 lbs49 lbs72 lbs99 lbs
4519 lbs30 lbs47 lbs69 lbs94 lbs
5018 lbs29 lbs44 lbs65 lbs89 lbs
5518 lbs27 lbs42 lbs61 lbs83 lbs
6017 lbs26 lbs39 lbs56 lbs77 lbs
6516 lbs24 lbs36 lbs52 lbs70 lbs
7016 lbs23 lbs34 lbs48 lbs64 lbs
7515 lbs21 lbs31 lbs44 lbs58 lbs
8014 lbs20 lbs29 lbs40 lbs53 lbs
8514 lbs19 lbs27 lbs37 lbs49 lbs
9014 lbs18 lbs25 lbs34 lbs45 lbs

Cable Leg Extension Overview

Cable Leg Extension strengthens the quadriceps by extending the knee against resistance, ideal for isolating and building the front thigh muscles.

Muscles Worked

Equipment Needed

Cable Machine, Ankle Cuff

How To Perform the Cable Leg Extension

  1. Attach an ankle cuff to the low pulley of a cable machine and secure it around your ankle.
  2. Stand facing the machine, holding the frame or handles for support.
  3. Start with your working leg slightly bent and your other leg planted firmly on the ground.
  4. Extend your working leg forward, straightening the knee and lifting the weight.
  5. Pause briefly at full extension, ensuring your quadriceps are fully contracted.
  6. Slowly return to the starting position, controlling the movement.
  7. Repeat for the desired number of reps, then switch to the other leg.
  8. Exhale as you extend your leg and inhale as you return to the starting position.

Want to perfect your form? Check out our detailed guide on Cable Leg Extension for proper technique and tips.

Pro Tips for Cable Leg Extension

  • Keep your back straight and core engaged for stability.
  • Avoid locking out your knee completely at the top of the movement to prevent joint stress.
  • Adjust the weight to a manageable level to maintain proper form.
  • Focus on a slow and controlled movement to maximize muscle engagement.
  • Ensure the ankle cuff is securely fastened to avoid slipping.

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