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Smith Machine Leg Press / Reverse Squats

Smith Machine Leg Press / Reverse Squats
Equipment required
Primary muscle group(s)
Secondary
Muscle Groups
  1. First, lay on the floor without the bar; measure, and place the safety brackets at the height of your squatting limit.  
  2. Remove the bar from its locks and allow it to rest on the safety brackets before loading with the desired amount of weight.
  3. Lay on the floor with your glutes almost directly underneath the bar. Place the balls of your feet on the underside of the lowered bar.
  4. Drive the weight upwards using your quadriceps and glutes.
  5. Lower the weight back down to the safety brackets to complete one rep.

 

Take extra care with this motion! Practice with a an empty bar first to master the movement.
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Smith machine leg press / reverse squats is a gym work out exercise that targets glutes & hip flexors and quadriceps and also involves hamstrings. Refer to the illustration and instructions above for how to perform this exercise correctly. Pistol / single-leg extended arm squats, cardio – cross trainer / crosstrainer machine and bench hops / box jumps are related exercise that target the same muscle groups as smith machine leg press / reverse squats. Visit our directory for more exercises.

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