Leg Extension Machine

Posted by Platinum on Friday 19 August 2016

Leg Extension Machine
Leg Extension Machine

Before using the Leg Extension Machine, watch the video below, and read the instructions on the machine itself.

This machine targets the quadriceps. It is perhaps the most difficult machine to set up properly. First you need to align the knee with the axis of the machine. To do this, adjust the back of the seat so that when you are seated the back of your knees are pressing firmly against the edge of the seat. If you feel slightly reclined, this is OK.

Second, adjust the lower leg adjustment pad above your foot so it rests on your shins. This position will reduce unnecessary strain on your ankle.

Finally, make sure your toes are slightly in front of your knee. Most people find position #10 on the upper leg adjustment will properly place the toes where they need to be, and still give maximum range of motion.

back adjustment for the leg extension machine
Back Adjustment
leg adjustment for the leg extension machine
Leg Adjustment
weight adjustment for the leg extension machine
Weight Adjustment
body positions for the leg extension machine
Performing the Exercise
muscles used in the leg extension machine
Muscles Exercised

Watch a video from Life Fitness demonstrating how to use the leg extension machine. ( Please be patient – the video takes time to load. )

Seated Leg Press Machine

Posted by Platinum on Wednesday 23 December 2015

Seated Leg Press Machine
Seated Leg Press Machine

The Seated Leg Press Machine is good for people who are just starting to work out. It is easy to use, and creates a balanced leg workout. First adjust the height of the bench, using the lever under the seat. Then adjust the weight to whatever you like.

Here are some pictures showing the leg press machine at Platinum Fitness USVI, its adjustments, the muscles that it exercises, and how to use it. At the bottom of the page is a link to a video in which a trainer demonstates the machine. Clicking the link will overlay the video on top of the webpage. When you finish watching, just click the page outside the overlay, and the video will disappear.

adjust seat
Seat Adjustment
adjust weight
Weight Adjustment
body positions
Performing the Exercise
location of muscles
Muscles Exercised

Watch a video demonstrating how to use the Life Fitness leg press machine. ( Please be patient – the video takes time to load. )