Skip to content

WebMD Archive

You are in the WebMD Content Archive for WebMD Health News.

WebMD archives all original content after 12 months to ensure our readers can easily find the most timely content. To locate the most current information on this topic, please use our search box.

Video Transcript

Narrator: Aaron Small, Master Personal Trainer/MS Physical Therapy/BS Phys Ed/Sports Med/ATC.

View Full Transcript

Gym Smarts: Lower Body Leg Press Lying Down

This is the leg press laying down on your back. What it works is your gluts, hamstrings, and your quads muscles. You need to check to see if it needs to be adjusted.

if its too far away, you want to pick up the lever and slide this down. When you lie down on your back you want your knees and hips at an angle 90 degrees.

You want your feet to stick up just a little bit so that your knees don't go in front of your toes as you do the leg press. Make sure you are in a comfortable 90 degrees.

When you are ready you will push up and don't want your knees to lock. You want to lower right before the weights stack hits.

When I say your knees should not lock, I am referring to this. That can cause a knee injury.

Heart Rate Calculator

Ensure you're exercising hard enough to get a good workout, but not strain your heart.

While you are exercising, you should count between...

-
Beats
PER
Seconds

Heart Rate Calculator

Ensure you're exercising hard enough to get a good workout, but not strain your heart.

While you are exercising, you should count between...

-
Beats
PER
Seconds