The leg press is a movement that targets the quadriceps. The glutes and hamstrings, while slightly active in this movement, are less involved than in a squat due to the limited amounts of hip flexion and extension while in the seated position.


  1. Your torso and the legs should make a perfect 90-degree angle. This will be your
    starting position.
  2. As you inhale, slowly lower the platform until your upper and
    lower legs make a 90-degree angle.
  3. Pushing mainly with the heels of your feet
    and using the quadriceps go back to the starting position as you exhale.