Sit on machine with back on padded support. Place one foot mid height to low on platform. Place outside of resting foot on lower surface with knee positioned out for greater clearance. Push platform up by extending hip and knee. Release dock lever and grasp handles to sides.
Lower platform by bending leg until knee is just short of complete flexion. Return by extending knee and hip. Repeat. Continue with opposite leg.
Lower platform enough to achieve full range of motion without forcing pelvis to bend at waist. On exercised leg, keep pointed same direction as foot . Also, do not allow heel to raise off of platform, pushing with both heel and forefoot. For alternative view, see Lever Single Leg 45° Leg Press performed with opposite leg.