Smith machine leg press

The Smith machine leg press is a machine-based movement that targets the quads, glutes, and hamstrings. It can serve as a substitute for the leg press or be programmed similarly to the leg press. It is usually performed for moderate to high reps, such as 8-12 reps per set or more, as part of lower-body training. If your Smith machine has safety bars, set them at a height that allows you a full range of motion while giving adequate protection from the weight potentially falling.


  1. Hammers the quads, glutes, and hammies
  2. Effective for high-rep leg training with light to moderate weights
  3. The bar moves on a track making it easier to control

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