Leg Press

Animated image courtesy of PhySys

Static image courtesy of Leonard Krasniqi

LEG PRESS - Machine

TARGET MUSCLES:

  • Quadriceps (front of thigh) Hamstrings (back of thigh) Gluteals (butt)

START POSITION:

  • Keep abdominals (stomach) contracted.
  • Keep back flat against the seat without arching.
  • Place the feet shoulder width apart on the foot plate.
  • Keep heels on the plate throughout exercise.
  • Push the foot plate up so that the legs are out straight in front of you.

PROCEDURE:

  • Slowly lower the foot plate so that the knees are at no more than a 90 degree angle.
  • Pause
  • Slowly push plate back until legs are again straight.
  • Don't over extend knees.
  • Pause briefly.
  • Repeat 15 times.
For images, see Wikipedia