CODE NO -: SF-201
MACHINE CATEGORY -: STRETH
PIPE SIZE -: 100MM X 50MM
PIPE GUAGE -: 12MM
GROSS WEIGHT -: 180KG
SEAT -: LEATHER
GRIP -: SILICONE
MATERIAL -: MILD STEEL
MANUFACTURING -: SHINE FITNESS
Also Known As: Machine leg press, machine squat press, seated leg press
Targets: Quadriceps, hamstrings, gluteus maximus
Equipment Needed: Leg press machine
The leg press is a popular piece of gym equipment that can help build key muscles in your legs. There are two types of leg press machines commonly found in gyms: the standard horizontal leg press and the 45-degree leg press that has a seat that reclines at an angle while your legs press upward in a diagonal direction.
Both machines are used to develop the quadriceps and hamstrings of the thigh as well as the gluteus (buttocks). While it seems like a simple exercise, it’s important to learn how to use it properly. By paying attention to your form, you can maximize the strength-building benefits and prevent injury. The leg press is used as part of a leg strengthening routine or a machine circuit workout.
The leg press machine allows you to get the benefits of a barbell squat for developing the quadriceps. Secondarily, it develops the gluteus maximus, hamstrings, and calves.
By varying your foot position you can emphasize different muscles. It builds strength in these muscles and you can use it to overcome imbalances, such as when runners have more developed hamstrings than quadriceps.
When you sit down at a leg press machine, your body should be in a particular position. Sit on the machine with your back and head resting comfortably against the padded support. Place your feet on the footplate about hip-width apart while ensuring that your heels are flat.
Your bottom should be flat against the seat rather than raised. Your legs should form an angle of about 90 degrees at the knees. If your feet are too high on the plate, it will stress your glutes; too low and it puts unnecessary pressure on your knees. Your knees should be in line with your feet and neither be bowed inward nor outward.
As you press, make sure to keep this alignment. Grasp the assist handles to provide support and keep your spine and head in position.