One Leg Press

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Coach's Tips

This leg press, which only works on one leg, is useful for fixing body imbalance!

How to One Leg Press

Starting Position

1. Sit on the leg press machine with your back against the backrest and your feet on the platform.

2. Place your feet shoulder-width apart on the platform and make sure your feet are flat on the platform.

3. Lift the safety bar and adjust the weight to the desired weight.

4. Place your hands on the side handles and keep your head and back pressed against the backrest.

Proper Form

1. Push the platform away from your body using your legs and extend your legs fully.

2. Keep your feet flat on the platform and your back pressed against the backrest throughout the movement.

3. Keep your head and chest up and your core engaged.

4. Slowly lower the platform back to the starting position.

Breathing Technique

1. Inhale as you lower the platform and exhale as you press the platform away.

2. Focus on exhaling during the exertion phase (pushing the platform away).


1. Make sure to use a weight that is appropriate for your level of strength and fitness.

2. Keep your feet flat on the platform and do not let your feet rise off the platform during the movement.

3. Make sure to keep your back pressed against the backrest and your head up throughout the movement.

4. Do not lock your knees at the top of the movement.

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