HOW: Find a seated position in the leg press machine. Stabilize the upper body and core by grasping the handles to the side.
Bring the leg up to the plate of the leg press. Keep the opposite leg down and stable. Keeping pressure through the toes and the heels, push the plate away from you by straightening the knees, the hips, and the ankles. Slowly lower the plate to the starting position.
Repeat for the prescribed repetitions.
FEEL: If the feet come down towards the bottom of the plate, this will be a more knee and quadriceps-dominant feeling. If the feet come towards the top of the plate, this will be a more hip and glut-dominant feeling.
COMPENSATION: Do not let the legs rotate in or out. Do not lock out the knees at the end of the press motion.