Seated Leg Press

The seated leg press is a lower body exercise that targets the quads, adductors, glutes, and hamstrings.


  1. Builds strength and size in the lower body
  2. Works both the Soleus and Gastrocnemius of the calves
  3. Different foot placement and toe angle can slightly change muscles emphasized

Seated Leg Press Images


Seated Leg Press Instructions

Seated Leg Press muscle diagram
  1. Adjust the bottom position of the machine and seat yourself.
  2. Select an appropriate load for your training, and then plant your feet a little wider than shoulder width on the platform. Grasp the handles, maintaining good spinal position with your chest up and your head looking forward. This will be your starting position.
  3. Driving through the heels of your feet, extend through the hips and knees to push the sled upward. Do not lock out your knees.
  4. After holding the top position for a movement, return to the starting position without fully returning the weight to the stack.