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Exercise The Right Way - The Leg Press


Other articles in this series looked at a number of exercises, mainly from the perspective of developing a comprehensive muscle building program. Sometimes we take things for granted, especially when it comes to performing the basic exercises that constitute the core of most bodybuilders' training regimes.

It is useful, therefore, to describe in detail the processes involved in actually doing these exercises. This will help beginners to start out using the correct techniques before moving on to potentially more dangerous heavy weights. If it also helps more experienced lifters to redress some of the little faults that have almost imperceptibly crept in over the years, all the better.

In this article we'll take a close look at the leg press.

MUSCLES TARGETED: vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius, vastus medialis, rectus femoris

STARTING POSITION

Lie on leg press machine with buttocks supported on seat and back pressed against the back rest pad.Place feet flat on the platform, shoulder width apart. Angle toes slightly outwards.

Grip handles and unlock weight in readiness for performance of the leg press.

EXERCISE TECHNIQUE

Slowly bend legs, allowing knees to move towards the chest.When the knees have reached a point just beyond 90 degrees, slowly straighten the legs until you return to the starting position.Do not lock your knees at the highest point of the movement.Repeat this movement until you reach your target number of repetitions

OTHER EXERCISES WORTH CONSIDERING

Other exercises that tackle these muscles include the Squat, Hack Squats, Smith Machine Squats and Seated Leg Extensions.

Richard Mitchell is the creator of the bodybuildingadvisor.com website that provides guidance and information to athletes at all levels of bodybuilding experience. Go to Bodybuilding Exercises to learn more about the issues covered in this article.


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