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Type: Strength
Main Muscle Worked: Quadriceps
Other Muscles: Calves, Glutes, Hamstrings
Equipment: Machine
Mechanics Type: Compound
Level: Intermediate
Sport: No
Force: Push
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Smith Machine Leg Press Guide

Main Muscle: Quadriceps

  1. Position a Smith machine bar a couple feet off of the ground. Ensure that it is resting on the safeties. After loading the bar to an appropriate weight, lie underneath the bar. Place the middle of your feet on the bar, tucking your knees to your chest. This will be your starting position.
  2. Begin the movement by driving through your feet to move the bar upward, extending the hips and knees. Do not lock out your knees.
  3. At the top of the motion, pause briefly before returning to the starting position.



Alternative Exercises For Smith Machine Leg Press

Leg Press

Muscle Targeted: Quadriceps

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Review: Smith Machine Leg Press

Exercise Rating
10/10

Sep 30, 2014 8:59 AM: I now do this in preference to using the Life Fitness 'push away with your back ' type of leg press which is a waste of time



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10/10

Jul 26, 2014 10:21 AM: Love this exercise. I have a smith machine at home and just set the safety and I'm good to go. Works great and I didn't have to buy a pricey leg press machine. Also do calf raises the same way.



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Review: Smith Machine Leg Press

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9/10

Dec 20, 2013 7:35 AM: My gym does not have an effective leg press, so using the smith machine really gives my quads/glutes a great workout.



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Review: Smith Machine Leg Press

Exercise Rating
10/10

Dec 9, 2013 11:20 AM: If you have back issues; I think this is a good alternative to the barbell squat. Feels great and I think alows you to concentrate more on the quads, hamstrings and glutes



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5/10

Nov 28, 2013 5:39 AM: This looks retarded and dangerous.



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Exercise Rating
10/10

Jul 26, 2013 5:37 PM: Good



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Exercise Rating
10/10

Apr 26, 2013 12:36 PM: Seems like a block or something could be used



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