Sled 45° Leg Press

Sled 45° Leg Press

Classification

Utility: Basic
Mechanics: Compound
Force: Push

Instructions

Preparation

Sit on machine with back on padded support. Place feet slightly high on platform. Extend hips and knees. Release dock lever and grasp handles to sides.

Execution

Lower sled by flexing hips and knees until knees are just short of complete flexion or until hips are completely flexed. Return by extending knees and hips. Repeat.

Comments

Adjust safety brace and back support to accommodate near full range of motion without forcing hips to bend at waist. A wide stance may allow for deeper range of motion as shown. 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 on Bilateral Leg Press.


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