Sled Alternating 45° Leg Press

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Sled Alternating 45° Leg Press

Instructions

Preparation

Sit on machine with back on padded support. Place feet slightly high on individual platforms. Grasp handles to sides. Push both platforms away by extending knees and hips so knees are straight. Release dock lever and grasp handles to sides.

Execution

Lower one platform toward body by bending knee and hip until knees are just short of complete flexion or until hips are completely flexed. Push platform away by extending knee and hip. Repeat with opposite leg. Continue by alternating between sides.

Comments

Adjust safety brace and back support to accommodate near full range of motion without forcing hips to bend at waist. Wide stance may allow for deeper range of motion. Keep knees pointed same directions as feet. Do not allow heels to raise off of platform, pushing with both heel and forefoot. Placing feet slightly high on platform emphasize Gluteus Maximus. Placing feet slightly lower on platform emphasize Quadriceps. See exercise performed Bilaterally.

Classification

 Utility: Basic or Auxiliary
 Mechanics: Compound
 Force: Push

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