LEG PRESS

LEG PRESS

VIDEO DEMO:


EXERCISE INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. SETUP: Position your feet high & wider-than-shoulder-width distance. This will maximize activation of your glutes and hamstrings.
  2. REP: Keep your feet flat and begin to lower the weight, controlling the descent until you reach a 90* angle (don’t half rep it!). Lift the weight by pushing your feet hard into the pad, and don’t lock your knees.
  3. TIP: A leg press will hit most muscles in the lower body, but we can place more emphasis on some of them by moving our feet. We can go high & wide to get the most power, but we can also go low if we want to force the quadriceps to work harder (requires less weight).

MUSCLES WORKED BY THIS EXERCISE:

  • Legs (Quads, Glutes, Hamstrings)
leg press muscles worked

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