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Leg press

Front thigh

Coach's Tips

It's a workout that can handle the most weight, and you can target different parts of your leg muslces by shifting the position of your feet on the footrest!

How to

Starting Position

1. Sit on the leg press machine and adjust the seat and back support so that your legs are bent at 90 degrees, with your feet flat on the footplate. 2. Unhook the safety clips and adjust the weight stack to a light weight.

Proper Form

1. Slowly press the footplate away from you, extending your legs until they are almost straight. 2. Hold for a moment at the top of the movement and then slowly lower the footplate back to the starting position.

Breathing Technique

1. Breathe in as you press the footplate away from you. 2. Breathe out as you slowly return the footplate to the starting position.


1. Make sure your feet are flat on the footplate and your back is supported throughout the exercise. 2. Do not lock your knees in the straightened position. 3. Do not drop the weight stack back to the starting position.

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