Leg Press Test
The leg press can be used to evaluate an athlete's lower body strength.
The leg press works the following muscle groups:
Coach's Technique Checklist
Correct technique is very important when using weights, if you wish to avoid injury.
Athlete inhales at the start or while the weight is being lowered and exhales as the legs are extended.
The 1-RM leg press assesses the maximum muscular strength of the major muscles of the lower body. Your 1-RM can be determined by a trial and error approach and the maximum load calculator page can be used to determine a starting weight. After each successful lift, increase the weight by 2 to 5kg until the maximum lift is achieved. Allow 3 to 5 minutes rest between each lift.
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