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Muscles Used


  • Hold your trunk tight and keep your back straight
  • Make sure your feet are in an even position
  • Lower the sled so your legs flex to at least 90°
  • Push up so your legs almost fully extend
  • Optional - Place your hands on your knees to provide assistance when pressing

Muscles involved

  • Rectus femoris
  • Vastus lateralis
  • Vastus medialis
  • Vastus intermedius
  • Gluteus maximus
  • Adductor magnus
  • Biceps femoris
  • Semitendinosus
  • Semimembranosus
— Mark @ 8:08 am, June 1, 2006

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