Quads - Incline Leg Press Technique

Quads - Incline Leg Press Technique
The leg press is the lower body’s showpiece exercise.  There’s no hiding here, your thighs, calves and bum are doing all the work. Main and Helper muscles targeted


  • Compound Exercise
  • Main muscle targeted – Quadriceps
  • Helper muscles – Glutes, Hips

Male | Female


Sit in the sled with an appropriate amount of weight on there. No need to go too large, the sled has weight too. Put your feet on the foot pad shoulder width apart, with your weight on your heels. Take the strain and disengage the safety bar. With your back straight, bend your knees upwards (not outwards or inwards) until the sled is about half way towards you. Hold that position for a second, then push it away from you. Control the push, your heels should stay in contact with the sled at all times. Once you finish your set, re-engage the safety bar, and you’re done!

Why it’s good:

Almost every sport or recreational activity involves your legs. From swinging a golf club to throwing a tennis ball, the power starts there. Getting them strong will help you, no matter what activities you do. Your thighs and glutes are also the biggest muscles in your body, getting them lean and strong will go a long way to improving your body’s lean muscle mass.

What to watch out for:

Keep an eye on your knees. Like a squat, they should bend in line with your toes, but not beyond them.

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