leg press

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leg +‎ press

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leg press (plural leg presses)

  1. (weightlifting) An exercise performed by using the legs to press weight away from one's body, while the body remains stationary.
    • 2010, Adam Garett, "Fried Hams", Reps! 17:23
      The same logic applies to leg presses; the more you lower the sled, the harder your hams have to work, as long as you're controlling the weight.
  2. A leg press machine, a piece of exercise equipment designed for performing these exercises.

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