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Leg Press

Key Points:

  • Position your feet roughly shoulder width apart.
  • Push from the heels then unlock the safeties to begin the exercise.
  • Slowly retract your legs back towards the starting position.

Common Mistakes:

  • Knees caving inwards when pressing.
  • Using hands to help push your legs.
  • Fully extending and locking out your legs.

Where you should 'feel it':

Primary Muscles:
Secondary Muscles:
Glutes, Hamstrings
Muscle diagram with the following muscles highlighted Quads, Glutes, Hamstrings

Similar Exercises

Sit down and place your feet roughly shoulder width apart and parallel against the middle of the platform. Then adjust the depth of the seat until your knees are bent at approximately 45 degrees.

Push through your heels, pressing your legs to a point before your legs are fully extended, then slowly retract your legs to just before the starting point to avoid clashing the weights. Conduct each repetition at a controlled speed when extending and retracting your legs. Ensure that your knees bend up in line with the angle of your feet. When you've completed your final repetition gently lower yourself down until the weights are caught.

Avoid having your knees bend inwards past your big toes and dont fully lock out your legs.

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