The single-leg leg press is a machine exercise targeting the leg muscles, including the quads, glutes, and hamstrings. The leg press is often used as an accessory for squats or deadlifts, but can also be the main lower-body movement in a workout. It is often performed for moderate to high reps, such as 8-12 reps per set or more.
Builds stronger, more muscular quadriceps, glutes, and hamstrings
Can accommodate quite a bit of weight without needing a spotter
Great for high-rep leg training
Changing foot placement or toe angle can change the emphasis of the exercise
Allows you to focus on each leg individually and address imbalances