April Featured Machine: Leg Press

Having strong legs can help you perform everyday activities without causing stress on the rest of the body. Kicking a soccer ball with your family, bending down to put away groceries, and even walking your dog can all be easier with stronger legs! This machine strengthens your quads and hamstrings.

Sit in the machine with your hips and back resting against the seat back. Place your feet on the foot pad making sure that your knees, while bent, are not higher than your toes. Now bring your knees toward your body, as close as you can comfortably. Ensure your knees stay perpendicular with the floor and avoid bowing out or collapsing together. Power forward against the resistance, quickly. Then, slowly bend your knees and return to the start position.