Leg Press | Fight The Fuse

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Leg Press[1]

Benefits of exercise:

  • Helps protect the spine and prevent it collapsing into poor postures.

Repetition recommended:

  • 12.

Repetition sets:

  • 2.


  • Select a weight setting that allows you to do 12 repetitions before tiring and having to stop.
  • Remember to breathe naturally throughout the exercise and do not hold your breath.
  • Concentrate on keeping your spine in the neutral position throughout the exercise.
  • Keep the feet flat on the footplate throughout so the “push” action is felt in both the front and heel of the foot.
  • Each action and return should be done slowly and in a controlled way.


  • If you experience dizziness, stop the exercise and contact your doctor.

Ask your Rheumatologist for biologics that slow down spinal fusion.

Pec Dec

Daily Exercise Routine

Bicep Curl


  1. Back to Action. NAAS. Available [Online] at: https://nass.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/Back-to-Action-low-resolution-version.pdf Accessed on 7 May 2019

Disclaimer: This is a graphical representation of an Ankylosing Spondylitis patient. Always seek medical advice from your Rheumatologist/Physiotherapist before undertaking any physical activity. The content on this website is not a substitute for any medical advice.