The leg press has been around forever, but how many people know variations of this machine to target various parts of your body? Here are some great tips from muscle and fitness for her. With some added in from myself 😉
YOU WANT TO TARGET: USE THIS LEG PRESS: Rectus femoris (middle quad) 45-degree leg press, or place your feet lower on the horizontal-press platform, for eight reps Gastrocnemius (calf) 45-degree leg press, or place your feet lower on the horizontal-press platform, for eight reps Vastus lateralis (outer quad) Place your feet lower on the horizontal-press platform for eight reps Gluteus maximus (glutes) Place your feet higher on the horizontal-press platform for eight reps (source).
Inner Thighs Place your feet higher and turn them out on the plat form
Burn Up The Glutes Place 2 feet on the platform, once you have pushed the platform up line both feet up with your hips. Next, put one foot down and do a leg press with one leg. Always push from the heal to maximize
isolation of the glutes (butt)
Drop Set! Perform 2 exercises in a row before resting. This is sure to fire up your thighs in no time flat!
The leg press is one of the best exercises to burn up calories fast since it uses so many large muscle groups. With these great tips you can maximize your calorie burning and be on your way to hitting your fitness goals.