Set up on the 45 degree leg press by placing your feet (toes only) low down on the platform with your heels close together and toes pointing out. Keep your back and head on the back pad resting comfortably. Get ready to release the safety lever to begin your initial raise. This is your starting position.
Release the safety and raise the platform as high as you can by pushing it away with your toes (and using your calves). Keep your legs straight; don't bend your knees. Once at the top, hold for a fraction of a second and then lower the platform back down to the starting position.
Finally, repeat the entire movement for the desired or prescribed number of repetitions.
Perform this exercise in a smooth and fluid motion
Don't bend your knees; keep your legs straight at all times
SPECIAL NOTES & LEVEL of DIFFICULTY VARIATIONS
To increase the level of difficulty, slow down the movement or increase the weight.