- Lie on machine with shoulder under pads. Place feet on individual
lever platforms. Grasp handles to sides. Push both lever platforms
away by extending knees and hips so knees are straight.
- Lower one lever platform toward body by bending knee and
hip until weight taps or nearly taps unused portion of weight
stack. Push lever platform away by extending knee and hip. Repeat
with opposite leg. Continue by alternating between sides.
- Adjust bench to accommodate near full range of motion without
forcing hips to bend at waist. Keep knees pointed same directions
as feet. Do not allow heels to raise off of platform, pushing
with both heel and forefoot. This exercise may be performed by
alternating (as described), simultaneous, or in simultaneous-alternating