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Leg Press

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Purpose of Exercise:
TO BUILD THE MASS OF THE THIGHS.

If Squats have a disadvantage, it’s the pressure they put on the lower back. Doing Leg Presses is a way around this that allows you to work the legs with very heavy weight.

Execution:
Using a Leg Press machine, position yourself under the machine and place your feet together against the crosspiece.
Bend your knees and lower the weight as far as possible, bringing your knees toward your shoulders.
Press the weight back up again until your legs are fully extended.

Warning:
Don’t get in the habit of pushing on your knees to help your legs press upward, or of crossing your arms across your chest and limiting your range of motion. It gives more stress on your lower back.

Variations:
There are a number of other machines on which you can do the Leg Press movement. Some of these move along an angled track, other along a horizontal. No matter which type of machine used, the exercise should be done in a similar manner, with the knees coming back as closely as possible to the shoulders.

Incline Leg Press – toes – apart position:
If you want to work the inside of your thighs, use the toes-out position to get maximum development of the thigh abductors.

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