The Leg Press is a great exercise to strengthen the muscles of the thighs and glutes. Learn how to perform this popular exercise with the team at Fitness Institute!
Machine: Hammer Strength Uni-Lateral Leg Press
To begin, place both feet on the designated platforms. Feet should be roughly shoulder width apart with toes pointing out slightly or forwards. The knees will be bent to begin the repetition (Figure 1).
Extend the knees, pressing through the heels until the legs are straight (Figure 2). Ensure you keep soft or slightly relaxed joints (knees) to avoid injury.
Pause, then flex knees with control, back to the starting position.
It is recommended you hold onto the handles throughout the movement.
Remember to seek the advice of your fitness trainer, medical and/or allied health professionals, if you are new to exercise or have an injury or medical condition to consider.
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