Leg Press Foot Placement Basics
The leg press foot platform is usually a large rectangular shape. Often the platform is made from a textured or grippy material, so your feet don’t slip.
When looking at the foot platform from the leg press seat, there are three directions you can move your feet. These directions are the vertical height, the horizontal width, and the angle of your feet.
You can place your feet high on the platform, low on the platform, or anywhere in the middle. The vertical position changes the muscles worked on the front or back of your thighs.
Although leg presses vary by brand and style, so it’s always essential to test out the height of your feet with no weight on the sled. That way, you can see how it feels before committing to a stance.
In addition, you can place your feet wide apart or close together on the platform. The horizontal position changes the muscles worked inside or outside of your thighs.
Lastly is the angle of your foot on the platform. In other words, whether you have your toes pointed out, pointed in, or straight ahead.
Although the angle should not be extreme, 10-30o of rotation is enough. That’s less than one position on a clock face. For example, if your toes are pointed out at 30o, they would be at roughly 11 and 1.