What muscles does a leg press work?
During the leg press — as with other triple-extension exercises — you “work all of your leg muscles: the quads, hamstrings, glutes and even calves,” explained Enarusai.
Is leg press as good as squats?
If you’re looking for an allover body workout, then squats have the advantage over leg presses. But if balance is a problem, or you have shoulder or back pain, then leg presses may be a better choice.