45 Degree Leg Presses

Exercise Tips

  • Bend at the knees
  • Keep your back flat
  • Do not lock your legs

45 Degree Leg Presses

This exercise targets your quadriceps and hamstrings and provides a low cardio benefit.

Muscle Group

Quadriceps (Quads), Hamstrings


1 Day a Week to
3 Days a Week


Leg Press Machine

Cardiovascular Benefit


Muscle Group: Quadriceps (Quads), Hamstrings

Equipment: Leg Press Machine

Minimum Frequency: 1 Day a Week

Maximum Frequency: 3 Days a Week

Cardiovascular Benefit: Low

Exercise Category: Legs

Starting Position: Sit in the leg press machine with your back flat against the pad and feet in the middle of the press, shoulder width apart.

  1. 1 Exhaling, slowly extend your
    legs out until they almost fully extended.
  2. 2 Inhale and slowly return to starting position.
  3. 3Repeat this exercise until you have completed all repetitions for the set.

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