Supine Leg Press

Purpose

The supine leg press exercise targets the muscles in the back of the hip and leg, and the front of the shin. These muscles are important for posture and balance.

Set up

Begin lying on your back with both knees bent, arms by your sides, and palms facing up.

Movement

Straighten one leg. Pull your toes and forefoot up towards your nose. Press the back of your leg into the floor, as if making a deep impression in sand. Hold for 5 seconds. Relax.

Tips

  • Focus on pushing the back of the thigh and knee into the floor.
  • Do not arch your back.
  • Keep your neck and shoulders relaxed as you press.
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