Hi, I'm Sarah Huggins with LIVESTRONG.COM, and today I'm going to explain to you the phases of a leg press. The Leg Press. Leg press is an exercise that you do on a machine at the gym. It works the quadriceps, the hamstrings, and the gluts. There are two phases to it. The first phase is the out phase and the way this is done is you get in the machine, you bend your hips and your knees 90 degrees, legs are out in front of you, toes are pointed straight, feet are hip width apart. Press out so that your legs are straight but your knees are still slightly bent. Don't lock them out. Pause at the top of the movement and then slowly bring your legs back in towards your chest and pause again before repeating. You're going to want to repeat this for about 10 to 15 repetitions. Your last two to three reps you want to be difficult but not so hard that you can't complete the number of reps that you're planning to do. At the end of the exercise, rest for 30 seconds to one minute and then repeat the exercise two to three more times. And those are the phases of the leg press. I'm Sara Huggins for LIVESTRONG.COM.