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A Few Tips on How to Use a Leg Press Machines Safely

Oct 11, 2018

Leg press machines are safe because of their design, but if you do not know how to use them properly, you can get hurt pretty badly.

With the proper guidance, a leg press machine is very simple to use. First, sit down on the rest with your back positioned straight and firm against the backrest. Position your feet on the foot pads and extend your legs, along with the weight platforms, until the end. Be careful to push the pad using the heels and your quadriceps.

Now all you have to do is the same thing, only in reverse, in the same rhythm as before. Lower the legs until the knees reach a 90-degree angle. Make sure not to rush, because going too fast will cause injuries to your knees and you will lose control of the machine.

Lastly, try not to be a hero. Mastering the leg press machine takes time, practice and dedication, so do not lift more than your body and physical condition permits. Most leg press machine related injuries occur when people set the resistance too high.

Now that we are done, it is high time you kick start your fitness career and look for the perfect leg press machine. So, without further ado, here are a few things that you should inform yourself about before investing money in a leg press machine.