Leg Press Test

The leg press fitness test is a one-repetition maximum strength test to help determine the strength of your lower-body. The goal is to see how much weight you can lift in a single repetition. As with all one-repetition strength tests, you should be aware of the proper form and should have an experienced spotter helping. If you currently have any lower back or knee pain, do not attempt this fitness test. Always warm up before attempting your one-repetition maximum lift.

The leg press requires a leg press machine, typically found in gyms and health clubs. Be sure to not hyper-extend (lock-out) your knees in the up position and to not go below 90 degrees in the bent-knee position. Remember your proper breathing: breath in during the lowering of the weight and breath out during the lifting of weight. It's always best to perform these fitness tests in front of an expert to watch your form.

No matter how clean your form is, there is still a big risk lifting as much weight as you can in a single repetition. The strain on your muscles is intense. A much safer way to determine your maximum single repetition weight is by using our One Rep Max Calculator.

Results from the leg press fitness test are determined based on the maximum amount you're able to lift in a single repetition divided by your body weight.

Weight lifted:
Your weight in pounds:  
 
 
Your Leg Press Weight Ratio is:

Using the leg press weight ratio value that you just calculated, find where you fit in the chart based on your gender and age group.

Leg Press Results (Men)
Age
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60+
Gold Excellent
> 2.40
> 2.20
> 2.02
> 1.90
> 1.80
Very Good 2.13-2.40 1.93-2.20 1.82-2.02 1.71-1.90 1.62-1.80
Silver Above average 1.97-2.12 1.77-1.92 1.68-1.81 1.58-1.70 1.49-1.61
Average 1.83-1.96 1.65-1.76 1.57-1.67 1.46-1.57 1.38-1.48
Bronze Below average 1.63-1.82 1.52-1.64 1.44-1.56 1.32-1.45 1.25-1.37
Poor 1.42-1.62 1.34-1.51 1.27-1.43 1.15-1.31 1.08-1.24
Very Poor < 1.42 < 1.34 < 1.27 < 1.15 < 1.08

Leg Press Results (Women)
Age
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-59
60-69
Gold Excellent > 1.98 > 1.68 > 1.57 > 1.43 > 1.42
Very Good 1.68-1.97 1.47-1.67 1.37-1.56 1.25-1.42 1.18-1.41
Silver Above Average 1.50-1.67 1.33-1.46 1.23-1.36 1.10-1.24 1.04-1.17
Average 1.37-1.49 1.21-1.32 1.13-1.22 0.99-1.09 0.93-1.03
Bronze Below average 1.22-1.36 1.09-1.20 1.02-1.12 0.88-0.98 0.85-0.92
Poor 0.99-1.21 0.96-1.08 0.85-1.01 0.72-0.87 0.63-0.84
Very Poor < 0.99 < 0.96 < 0.85 < 0.72 < 0.63


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