- Position shoulders under shoulder pads with back against
back pad. Place feet on platform, shoulder or hip width apart.
Squeeze hand lever. Keeping hand lever squeezed, squat down by
bending hips and knees until knees or hips are just short of
complete flexion. Release hand lever and raise up on sled just
slightly until weight stack is engaged (click is heard).
- Raise sled by extending knees and hips until legs are straight.
Squat down with knees pointed same direction as feet. Descend
until knees or hips are near complete flexion. Repeat.
- Squeeze hand lever at bottom of movement to disengage weight
stack. Keep hand lever squeezed until sled is raised and legs
are straight. If insufficient, hip flexibility forces pelvis
to pull away from back pad at lower portions of movement, only
lower sled just short of spinal articulation. 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 forward
on platform emphasizes Gluteus Maximus. Placing feet slightly
back on platform emphasizes Quadriceps.