If you want to shred your legs, you've got A LOT of options! Everyone tends to go for squats and lunges, but the leg press is an option for those who aren't quite in shape yet. For those who are a bit heavier, squats and lunges can be hard on your knees. You may not yet be able to do all the squats and lunges you want to do, and that's where the leg press machine comes in handy. [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="533"] Source: www.refinedguy.com[/caption] The Leg Press Machine is a very simple machine. Basically, you stack weights on a platform, lie on your back, and use your leg strength to push that weight upward. It is to Squats as Cable Pull-downs are to Pull-ups, and you'll find that it's a great way to shred your leg muscles. Some people mock the leg press as being lame, but the truth is that it provides an alternative for those who are struggling with knee problems or incorrect squat/lunge form. It shouldn't be the ONLY exercise you do, but it's a good addition to leg day.