Leg Press

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Leg Press exercise instruction with pictures and video

Leg Press
Muscle: Quadriceps
Other: Hamstrings
Type: Compound

1 - Center the feet on the platform, 10 inches apart, centered. The higher the feet are on the platform, the more the glutes and the hamstrings are engaged.

2 - Press the platform until the knees are almost straight, but the knees do NOT lock out.

3 - Lower the platform until the knees are 8 inches from your chest and no lower.  Essentially you want to not go past 90 degrees between the upper and lower leg.

4 - Knees remain in line with the feet throughout the movement.

5 - Return to the starting position.



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date: November 19, 2013