We offer a variety of leg presses and leg press styles at GAH Gym in Pontypridd. They’re great additions to the gym, and a brilliant exercise to really train your legs effectively in several different ways.
Here are some tips on how to improve your work on the leg press so that you can target different areas as well as lowering the risk of injury and keeping the exercise as safe as possible.
Push through your heels. Never let your heels come off the platform so
that the weight is on the balls of your feet, keep the weight moving
through your heels at all times.
Place your feet hip width and straight on to target your quads, place them
higher and wider at a slight angle to target your glutes,
hamstrings and inner thighs.
Never lower the weight so that your knees are touching your chest or
your lower back is coming out of the seat.
Don’t lock your knees out at the top, this can increase injury risk and
also lose tension in the working muscles.
Unit 38, Albion Industrial Estate, Cilfynydd, Pontypridd, CF37 4NX