how important is leg press?

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  1. flamingsnowball

    flamingsnowball Only once the drugs are done...

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    if your doing squats and other stuff
     
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    ~stangzorized~ New Member

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    If you're doing various types of squats as well as hack squats and other accessories, I wouldn't even say it's needed. Just something else to do when you're routine needs a change.
     
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    Yea, I get a good quad burn from it while squats seem to target my glutes a lot harder than my quads.
     
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    kopetzki Banned

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    :werd: same here
     
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    CrackityJones OT Supporter

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    put plates under your heels, it helps.
     
  6. LancerV

    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    Front squat, hacksquat and lunges will work for quads
     
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    That means you are doing the squats correctly. Squats aren't a quad exercise.
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    Well?
    If you consider bench press an anterior deltoid exercise....then yeah i guess you could call squats a quad exercise.
     
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    michael FLORIDA > *

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    i'm not even gonna get baited into this
     
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    Not trying to bait you. I squat properly, and I never feel it in my quads. What kills me are my glutes and hamstrings....which are also sore the next couple of days, while my quads are a-okay. I have heard and read the same from hundreds of other people who squat properly.

    I'm not talking about olympic squats or front squats, just regular 'ol squats.
     
  12. CrackityJones

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    Completely off topic, but shit, I never get tired of seeing your av...
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    lets see everyones legs...then we will decide...im a big big leg presser
     
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    I feel it in my quads everytime. Its about bar placement. I'm willing to bet my legs are 2x the size of yours also.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    :werd: I feel nothing when I do the leg press, I do squats and hack squats and I feel the burn
     
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    maybe try doing leg press the right way having your knees touch your chest and NOT locking out at the top of each rep. Too many people lock out and take tension of their legs.
     
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    LancerV Something Happened OT Supporter

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    I cant make my knees touch my chest, squishing my rib cage sucks
     
  20. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    "The traditional squat exercise with a barbell on the shoulders produces non-functional activation patterns of hip extension and spine stabilization for many athletes. Gluteus medius activation is too low and gluteus maximus activation is relatively low until quite deep in the squat position. These types of squats are dominated by the quadriceps and can be good quad exercises, but fail the performance athlete." (McGill)
     
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    That's how I do it with no locking on the knees :bigthumb:
     
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    GND BBP! OT Supporter

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    sounds like you may have too much of a forward lean....
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    i like a narrow stance and slightly higher foot placement.I go until my knees touch my chest or as close to it as i can...I dont recommend that to everyone though, go until your ass starts to lift..thats far enough. Im alot thicker then you guys so my range is different
     
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    I usually hit some squats, then do leg presses and finish off with leg extensions. And yes, squats are a quad exercise, they just aren't solely a quad exercise. if you aren't feeling it in your quads it probably means that the rest of the accessory muscles are lacking and that is why despite having the quad strength for it, you can't raise your squat numbers and therefore you aren't taxing the quads as much as you could. That was a long sentence with alot of connectors..
     
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    I was leg pressing 610 pounds for 8 reps but they replaced all the leg press machines at my gym with this new stupid "modern" leg press machine where the path of your legs doesn't travel straight, it like pivots half way through almost causing your knees to lockup and hyper extend, it's really annoying/stupid so I don't even do leg presses anymore, I just do widow makers now. Why the hell would a company design a machine like this? It's a horrible machine and unfortunately all the good leg press machines are gone now :wtc:.
     
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