The leg press machine is great for working your quadriceps, glutes and hamstrings. You can also perform calf raises on it.
The Nautilus® XPLoad™ Incline Leg Press takes the conventional 45-degree design to a whole new level with a multi-bar slider crank that controls the position and angle of the foot platform, reducing knee stress and providing maximum hip rotation
This machine has had only low volume use in Global Fitness Institute classes.
Worth almost $5000 new, selling for $2250
Will include 4 x 25kg plates at no additional cost (value $250)
Sit on Leg Press with back on padded support. Place feet slightly high on platform. Extend hips and knees. Release dock lever and grasp handles to sides.
Lower sled by flexing hips and knees until knees are just short of complete flexion or until hips are completely flexed. Return by extending knees and hips. Repeat.
Adjust safety brace and back support to accommodate near full range of motion without forcing hips to bend at waist. A wide stance may allow for deeper range of motion as shown. Keep knees pointed same directions as feet. Do not allow heels to raise off of platform, pushing with both heel and forefoot. Placing feet slightly high on platform emphasize Gluteus Maximus. Placing feet slightly lower on platform emphasize Quadriceps.