Quad Exercises

Leg Press

Along with the Squat this exercise is crucial for building and strengthening the legs.

Leg Press - Step 1 Leg Press - Step 2


  1. Adjust the seat of the machine so that your feet comfortably reach the crosspiece with a slight bend in your knees.
  2. To begin press your feet forward at a shoulder width stance and release the safety locks.
  3. Slowly lower the weight towards your body, keeping your abs drawn in and your knees moving in the same direction as your feet to a 90 degree angle.


  • Do not lock your knees or bounce the weight.

Leg Press - Muscles Worked

Primary Muscle: Quads
Secondary Muscle: Glutes, Calves, Hamstrings
Equipment Type: Machine

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