Leg Press Machine Exercise
Lie on the support pad in a supine position under a leg press machine. Position your body under the machine until your hips are directly under the foot pad of the machine. Position your feet on the foot pad about 12 inches apart and keep the whole foot planted firmly on the pad. Press the weight rack upward until your legs are straight and your knees are locked. Release the safety stops with both hands and then place your hands under your buttocks palms facing down. Inhale and bend your legs to lower the weight rack until your upper thighs are just touching the outer sides of your torso. Keep your knees slightly out to the sides. Keep your hips down and do not cause a rotating motion with your lower back. Return to starting position and exhale.