The leg press is a machine exercise targeting the leg muscles, including the quads, glutes, and hamstrings. It's a favorite among lifters who prefer the seated position to standing with a load on the spine. 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