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Leg Press Guide

Leg Press Guide

FEATURES

MUSCLES

Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Glutes, Calves

EQUIPMENT

Machine

DIFFICULTY

Moderate

Leg presses are an excellent way to engage the legs without stressing out the back or any other regions of the body.

MEDIA

INSTRUCTIONS

Prep

Load up the leg press machine with appropriate weights and sit down in it.

Start

Remove the safety locks and keep your legs perpendicular to your upper body.

Movement

Push the weight till your legs are fully extended.

Pause for a moment and slowly lower the weight down to the start position.

End

Once completing your set, engage the safety locks, re-rack the weights as needed or wipe down the equipment used.

TIPS

Changing the position of the feet on the machine will change how much your quadriceps and hamstrings will get engaged. The higher the feet, the more hamstrings get engaged. The lower the feet, the more quadriceps will be engaged.

Increasing or decreasing the distance between the knees will engage inner and outer regions of the legs.

You can also perform calve presses on this machine, especially if your gym doesn't have a calve raise machine

Start with low or no weight if this your first time.

Do you have more tips? Post in the comment below.

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