Sit on apparatus with back against padded back support. Place back of lower legs on top of far padded lever. Secure lap pad on thighs just above knees. Grasp handles on lap support.
Pull far padded lever toward back of thighs by flexing knees. Return lever until knees are straight. Repeat.
Position back of seat so knees are aligned with fulcrum of lever. Position lever pad so it makes contact with lowers leg just above ankles. Place leg closest to lever in machine first, followed by further leg. Dorsal flexion of ankle reduces active insufficiency of Gastrocnemius allowing it to assist in knee flexion. Also see Lever Seated Leg Curl machine with pad below knee.