The Leg Press is a lower body exercise that primarily targets the quadriceps but also works the calves, hamstrings and glutes. This is a compound exercise which is well suited to beginner lifters.
- Position your feet about shoulder width apart. 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.