Introduction.

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.

Alternatives.

Technique.

  • 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.

Leg Muscles