FFITTECH Plate Loaded 45 Degree Leg Press
The FFITTECH Plate Loaded 45 Degree Leg Press is a popular exercise machine that allows the user to target the quadriceps and glutes via the compound ‘Leg Press’ exercise. The adjustable rail stops create the ability to perform short or long ranges of motion whilst simultaneously catering for different user heights. The adjustable padded back support provides comfort and hip angle optimisation for multiple body types. Other features include a platform handle for ease of entry and exit, multiple horns for weight plate storage and linear bearings for smooth and consistent movement.
Effectively, thanks to the leg press you can replicate the benefits of a barbell squat for developing the quadriceps. In addition, it helps the user build the glutes, hamstrings and calves. The user is also able to place emphasis on different muscles by varying their foot position at the beginning of the lift.
This type of plate loaded machine is found in most commercial gyms and its linear bearing/ sled apparatus lets the user control the weight safely during the exercise. Suitable for commercial, semi-commercial use, personal training studios, hotels, performance centres or as a premium home gym solution.
What is the FFITTECH difference? The FFITTECH Commercial rated series is characterised by a unique design fused with a strong component of innovation. In order to provide the end user with the ultimate workout experience every detail has been carefully considered. FFITTECH Commercial Gym Equipment is some of the most attractive and affordable on the Australian market. As a result, your facility can achieve a modern aesthetic with less impact on your bottom line.
Rectus Femoris ✓
Vastus Lateralis ✓
Vastus Intermedius ✓
Vastus Medialis ✓
Gluteus Maximus ✓
Adductor Magnus ✓
Linear bearings for smooth function
Large checker plate foot platform provides multiple foot placement opportunities with the ability to emphasise different muscles
4 weight-storage horns
Assistance handle on platform for easier entry and exit
Adjustable padded back support for comfort
Easy to use racking
Adjustable rail stops for short and long ranges of motion
Aluminium and stainless steel construction
How to Leg Press:
Selecting weight - Select an appropriate weight for you to lift with on the leg press, find a weight that you can comfortably do 8-10 reps of and ensure that the weight is evenly distributed on both sides. If this is your first time, be sure to practise without any weights on the machine to understand how it feels.
Adjusting the seat - The padded back support is adjustable on this machine, so before sitting down make sure that the angle of the back support is roughly 90 degrees to the glute support. Essentially, adjust the seat to what is most comfortable for you.
Foot position - Sit on the machine with your back resting on the padded back support and your bottom on the glute support. Place your feet on the platform with a shoulder width stance and the toes pointing slightly outwards. Your knees will be slightly bent at this point, the safety brackets on the adjustable rails will be taking the weight.
The movement - Take a deep breath and brace your abdominals, push through your heels as you fully extend your hips and knees (be sure to not lock out your knees). As you do this, release the safety brackets and hold the support handles to minimise movement and ensure that you stay in an optimal seated position. Bring the weight back down to a comfortable range of motion and repeat. When ready, lower the weight to the starting position and re-engage the safety brackets.