Try these leg press tips to maximize your leg workout.
INBA/PNBA Pro Bodybuilder, David Larson, explains how to position your legs properly on the leg press machine to target specific parts of the muscle groups. He also discusses range of motion and what’s acceptable for proper form.
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Leg positions for leg press
Changing your leg position, specifically your width, will work different muscle groups in your legs. A wide position with your feet pointed slightly outwards will target more of your hamstrings. To target your quads more, bring your foot position in close, with your toes pointed straight.
Full range of motion on the leg press
Make sure you are lowering the sled so that the angle between your lower legs and your upper legs is at least 90 degrees. Going beyond 90 degrees is preferred by most competitors but only so far that your butt doesn’t lift up off of the seat. A deeper range of motion will recruit more muscle fibers, give you a deeper stretch, and build more muscle.
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