Angled Leg Press

 Rating: 3.0/5.0
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Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 4:20pm filed under Thighs

Calories Burned:  408 calories per hour   (based on a body weight of 150 lbs.)
Primary Muscles Trained:  Thighs
Secondary Muscles Trained:  Biceps Femoris (Hamstrings)
Instructions: 
Adjust the back pad angle slot to the one nearest the middle and then sit in the machine.
 
Place your feet about 6-8 inches apart on the center of the platform and your toes pointing forward at their natural angle and grab the handles next to your hips.
 
With a good arch in your back, press the weight up and release the locks on the machine.
 
Lower the weight until your knees are at a 90 degree angle, being sure to keep your hips down on the seat, your back arched, and your knees moving out in the same direction as your feet throughout the movement.
 
Keep the bottom of your feet in full contact with the platform, but mentally focus on driving the weight up through your heels.
 
The entire motion should be done in a smooth, controlled manner that lasts about 4 seconds, with the downward movement no faster than the upward.
 
Do not bounce at the bottom of the movement and never lock your knees at the top. 

Focus your mind on your thigh muscles. Feel yourself pushing through your heels. 

Exercise Comments

Time fly, I heard the same thing. They put a lot of weight on the back because of the position
Squats and lunges were listed as the best option
 
February 18, 2014 at 11:20am
My sports medicine doctor told me to stop using machines and this one in particular. Says they cause too many injuries as they force us into unnatural positions. He says to do squats and lunges with weights to achieve my leg toning goals.
 
August 18, 2012 at 7:36am
Still use them but they scare the bejeebers out of me now!
 
January 12, 2012 at 11:42pm

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