LEG PRESS -
To build the mass of the thighs muscles. If Squats have a
disadvantage, it's the pressure they put on the lower back. Doing Leg
Press is way around this that allow you to work the legs with very heavy
1) Using a Leg Press machine, position
yourself under the Leg Press machine and place your feet together
against the crosspiece.
2) Bend your knees and lower the weight
as far as possible, bringing your knees toward your shoulders.
3) Press the weight back up again until
your legs are fully extended when performing the Leg Press exercise.
Don't get in the habit of pushing on
your knees to help your legs press upward, or of crossing your arms
across your chest and limiting your range of motion.
There are a number of other machines on
which you can perform this exercise. Some of these move along an
angled track, others along a horizontal. No matter which type of machine
is used, Leg Press exercise should be done in a similar manner, with the
knees coming back as closely as possible to the shoulders.
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