Smith Machine Leg Press / Reverse Squats
- First, lay on the floor without the bar; measure, and place the safety brackets at the height of your squatting limit.
- Remove the bar from its locks and allow it to rest on the safety brackets before loading with the desired amount of weight.
- 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.
- Drive the weight upwards using your quadriceps and glutes.
- 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. Hip raises / butt lift / bridges, squat jacks / side sumo walks and walking high kicks / soldier march 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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