Leg Press

Target Area: Lower Body 

Equipment: Leg Press Machine

  1. Sit with a tall and upright posture in the leg press machine. Position your feet outside of shoulder width and adjust the beginning level of the leg press so that your knees are slightly bent.
  2. Press your heels firmly into the footplate, allowing the sled to unlock.
  3. Hinge at your hips and knees, bringing the sled towards your torso. The ideal depth is reached where you have approximately the same angle between your knees and hips. Ensure that your knees are aligned with your shoulders throughout the movement of the exercise. 
  4. Drive your heels into the weight plate and straighten your legs. Ensure you don’t completely lock your knees at the top of the exercise. This is one repetition.

INTENSITY

Increase

Increase the weight on the machine or number of repetitions.

Decrease

Decrease the weight on the machine or number of repetitions. 

ALTERNATIVE

Goblet Squat