Leg Presses


  • Position yourself in a leg press machine that is either flat or inclined to the ground. Your feet should be shoulder width apart with your head and back resting comfortably on the machine.
  • Unlock the weight and slowly lower the weight, bending the knees and hips until you reach 90 degrees.
  • Push the platform up using the heels of your feet until your knees are almost fully extended, returning to the starting position.


  • Do not allow your knees to lock out at the top of the movement as this may injure your knees.
Primary muscles Quads
Secondary muscles Gluteus maximus Hamstrings