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Leg Presses

Exercise Tips

  • Never lock your knees
  • Keep your toes in line with your knees
  • Make sure to lock the weight while your legs are in the extended position before getting up from the machine

Leg Presses

This exercise targets your glutes and provides a low to moderate cardio benefit. It also works your hamstrings, quadriceps, and calves.

Muscle Group

Gluteals, Hamstrings, Quadriceps, Calves


1 Day a Week to
2 Days a Week


Leg Press Machine

Cardiovascular Benefit

Low to Moderate

Muscle Group: Gluteals, Hamstrings, Quadriceps, Calves

Equipment: Leg Press Machine

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 2 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low to Moderate

Exercise Category: Glutes

Starting Position: Position yourself on the leg press machine with your feet on the platform 12 to 16 inches apart, legs fully extended. Push forward with your legs then pull the lever to release the weight.

  1. 1 Slowly bring your legs down to your chest, bending your knees to a 90 degree angle.
  2. 2 In a fluid motion, push the weight back up until your legs are fully extended.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.