The ARTIS Leg Press is the ultimate leg muscle workout tool. Targeting the full range of leg muscles including the quadriceps, glutes, hamstrings, gastrocnemius, and soleus, this unit facilitates a number of exercises and workouts in one easy-to-use machine.
Unlike free weight Leg Press units, the ARTIS machine is far more approachable for the new user. This is partly down to its horizontal setup, but largely down to its fixed footpad, and weight-attached seat. This set up is far less daunting to the new user than a weighted platform bearing down on them, but also provides a fantastic range of exercises for those in need of rehabilitation due to the low weights that can be applied.
Another advantage to the ARTIS Leg Press unit over a freeweight machine is its far more adaptable footpad. Not only is the pad larger than normal, it also accommodates a range of magnetic addons which provide a number of different platforms and angles to work different muscles.
The backrest, which can be easily altered in angle, mimics a squatting position - reducing the vertical load on the spine. Rail mounted shock absorbers also provide shock dampening at the end of the unit’s range of motion, for greater comfort during plyometric exercises.
Each ARTIS unit is equipped with a posture-improving bodyprint padding for the seat and chest rest.
The bodyprint system is comprised of high density foam that adapts anatomically to the shape of each individual user, providing complete comfort and improved stabalisation of joints, bones and muscles during exercise.
This added support can dramatically improve mid-rep posture, thus increasing each user’s potential strength and providing a more rounded, more intense workout.
The ARTIS Strength range is fitted with a low-energy 7-inch lite version of UNITY. This allows the unit to run without cables, receiving its power through kinetic energy collected and stored through workouts undertaken by the user.
The units gather information from users MyWellness Keys or NFC-enabled mobile phones with the MyWellness Cloud app installed. The display provides mid-workout visual feedback, counting reps, monitoring the quality of each rep, and issuing a final score between 0 and 100 based how much effort had been expended by the user, and how close they are to reaching their personally set goals.