How to Do a Leg Press

Build up your thighs and butt with this simple, effective exercise.

You will need

  • A leg press machine

Step 1 Adjust machine Adjust the machine so that your back rests against the back pad when your legs are extended.

Step 2 Load machine w/ weight Load the machine with weight.

Step 3 Release weight & lower With your legs about shoulder width apart, release the weight and slowly lower it until your legs form 90-degree angles.

Step 4 Push weight back up Pushing from your hips, press the weight back up, driving from your heels until your legs are extended but not locked at the knee.

Step 5 Re-lock the weight When you are done doing presses, re-lock the weight before standing up. Take it easy — you’ll probably be feeling the burn!