I don’t know why leg pressing gets such a bad rap? I think it is one of those fad things…that all machine exercises are inherently bad and that everything has to be done with free weights.
I’ll tell you something else that will shock you….we do a lot of seated leg extensions as well…shocked? You know in 20 years I’ve never seen and I can’t think of one single athlete that I know of that has ever had any sort of knee injury I could possibly attribute any contribution to from doing leg extensions…what I do know is that in 20 odd years of coaching and training probably 50 or more athletes alone who have fixed or reduced tendonitis type knee issues doing amongst other things controlled eccentrics on the leg extension machine….but what the hell would I know.
Anyway here is another standing ab/trunk band variation.
Try not to look as uncomfortable with it as this guy.