|Utility:||Basic or Auxiliary|
Position shoulders under shoulder pads with back against back pad. Place feet on platform, shoulder or hip width apart. Extend hips and knees and release lever if available.
Bend knees forward slightly while allowing hips to bend back behind, keeping back straight and knees pointed same direction as feet. Descend until hips are just short of complete flexion. Raise sled by extending knees and hips. Repeat.
If available, re-engage support lever in extended position before dismounting. If insufficient hip flexibility forces pelvis to pull away from back pad at lower portions of movement, only lower sled just short of spinal articulation. Keep knees pointed same directions as feet. Do not allow heels to raise off of platform. Push with both heel and forefoot. Also see selectorized machine. Placing feet slightly forward on platform emphasize Gluteus Maximus. Placing feet slightly back on platform emphasize Quadriceps.