Position yourself in the leg press machine so that your back lies against the
bench of the machine.
Place your hands on the grips, which are
usually at your side.
Place your feet on the footplate about
hip-width apart. Push the footplate up slightly to release the satety catch. Do
not lock your knee joints at any time during the exercise.
Bend your knees toward your chest. Descend
only to the point of 90 degrees and not farther. Your knees should never touch
Concentrate on pushing with your heels,
rather than the balls of your feet. Keep your knees in line with your feet.
Repeat the exercise for the recommended
number of sets and repetitions.