The High & Wide Leg Press is a lower body exercise that primarily targets the quads, but also works the glutes and hamstrings. This is a compound exercise which is well suited to Beginner lifters.
- Position your feet wider than shoulder width apart and towards the top of the foot plate. Extend your legs until they are almost straight, avoiding locking your knees – this is the starting position.
- Bend your legs, bringing the foot plate towards you slowly until there is a 90 degree bend in your legs – go further if you can. Then extend your legs back to the starting position, keeping your knees in line with your toes and pushing through your heels.
Leg Muscle Diagram.