Use These Leg Press Techniques

by Christian Thibaudeau

The leg press can be a muscle-building staple if you know how to do it right. Check out these tips and variations.

Leg Press Range of Motion

Keep a slight knee bend at the end of the range of motion to keep the muscles under tension. Don’t lock out. Lower ALMOST all the way down. If your glutes lift off the seat, you’ve gone too far. That said, if your range of motion is just two inches, you are ego lifting and people are laughing behind your back.

Unilateral Leg Press

This one-legged leg press works best with a more horizontal leg press machine.

Two/One Leg Press

Lift with two legs, then remove one leg from the sled and lower the weight slowly.


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