ELUIR LEG PRESS
The leg press is a great machine for developing the glutes, hamstrings, quads, and even calf muscles.
It’s favorite among lifters who prefer the seated position to standing with a load on the spine.
A leg press is an isolation exercise that targets muscle groups throughout your lower body, including your quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes. Practice leg presses by sitting against the backrest of a leg press machine. Place your feet against the footplate with your knees bent at a 90-degree angle. Slowly push against the footplate to move a pulley attached to weight plates. Return the footplate to its original position and repeat for the desired amount of repetitions.
- Build stronger, more muscular quadriceps
- Safer for the spine than squatting with bad form
- Can accommodate quite a bit of weight without needing a spotter