Set up on the leg press machine by placing your back and head comfortably on the back rest pad and your feet in a wide-stance up on the platform. Your feet should be higher up on the platform. Get ready to unlock the safety mechanism to begin your initial press. This is your starting position.
Release the safety and allow the weight to press your legs down until they touch your mid-section. Once down, press up as hard as you can until your legs are almost straight. It's important not to extend your legs to the point of lock-out (of your knees) because you should always keep tension in your legs for maximum movement efficiency and muscle development impact.
Finally, repeat the entire movement for the desired or prescribed number of repetitions.
Perform this exercise in a smooth and fluid motion
Keep your head down; looking up at your feet may strain your neck muscles
Don't extended your legs to lock-out at the top portion of the movement
SPECIAL NOTES & LEVEL of DIFFICULTY VARIATIONS
To increase the level of difficulty, slow down the movement or increase the weight.