One Leg 45 Degree Leg Press Video Guide

Exercise Profile

  • Strength
  • Machine
  • Compound
  • Push
  • Beginner
  • Calves, Glutes, Hamstrings
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Glutes Exercises Diagram Target Muscle Group

One Leg 45 Degree Leg Press Instructions

  1. Set up for the one leg 45 degree leg press by loading the weight plates you want to use on the leg press machine.
  2. Sit down on the leg press machine and position your left foot in the center of the foot plate. You can place your right foot on the floor - do what's comfortable.
  3. Extend your leg to take the weight off the racks, and release the safety.
  4. Your knee should be slightly bent at the start of the movement, as this will ensure the weight is on your quads.
  5. Slowly lower the weight down until your leg is just past a 45 degree angle.  
  6. Push through your heel and extend your leg to move the weight back up to the starting position.
  7. Repeat the movement for desired reps and then repeat with your right leg.

Exercise Tips:

  1. Your knees should not be locked out at the any point during this exercise.
  2. When moving the weight up, push through your heels.
  3. You can involve the glutes more in this exercise by going deeper.
  4. Always be sure that the safety is locked securely when finishing the exercise.