Leg Press


How to do the Leg Press

Position yourself on the leg press machine comfortably. Put your feet up and hands on the grips at the side. While keeping your back pressed against the support and head straight, lower the weight until there is a ninety degree angle. Then raise the weight with your heels.


This exercise is for intermediate to advanced athletes.

Spotter Information:
Spotting should be performed by standing beside the individual and making sure that the movement is fluid. Make sure that the participant does not lock his/her knees out.

These are the muscles , equipment and categories of this exercise.

  • PRIMARY: Thigh
  • Lower Body
  • Rectus Femoris
  • Thigh
  • Gluteus Maximus,Quadricep
  • Hamstrings

Averages for MyFit Users

The table below represents data from over 200,000 exercise logs and gives us an average for this exercise.

Average Weight LiftedAverage Reps One Rep Max Average
230.1 lbs11.2 314.4 lbs

What is a good starting weight?

Based on an average weight lifted of 230.1 lbs for all MyFit users we suggest you start at 50% of that weight:

Try 115 lbs and aim for 12-15 reps.


Workouts Plans with Leg Press

Purpose Type Level
Muscular Definition Intermediate
Hypertrophy Advanced
Muscular Definition Beginner
Sport Specific Advanced
Sport Specific Intermediate
Hypertrophy Beginner
Muscular Definition Advanced

Make a Workout

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Tracking Your Weights

There are lots of easy ways to track your sets and reps. One easy way is through a little book that you can take with you to the gym. This book has progress charts, workouts and lots of tools you can use to always make sure you are improving.