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Just wanted to get some input on leg press for others here. On your typical angled, plate loaded leg press how do you find it best to perform them? I can easily work my way up to 700lbs for my work sets with 6-8 reps on it, but it becomes a bit of a such a nauseous exercise from the pressure of the heavy weight that I tend to get sick of them. So how do you perform them that works for you -

One Legged
Less weight, but longer pause at the bottom
Any other ideas?
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One legged leg press is neat. McGill showed that it activates glutes more than standard two legs press.
My glutes are always sore after doing them.
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Just wanted to get some input on leg press for others here. On your typical angled, plate loaded leg press how do you find it best to perform them? I can easily work my way up to 700lbs for my work sets with 6-8 reps on it, but it becomes a bit of a such a nauseous exercise from the pressure of the heavy weight that I tend to get sick of them. So how do you perform them that works for you -

One Legged
Less weight, but longer pause at the bottom
Any other ideas?
This is pretty much what I did years ago when I switched from squat to leg press. I used a dead pause at the bottom, that will fry your legs.

Then I had a knee injury a couple of years ago and switched to the one-legged leg press that seemed to help, and I stuck with it for years.

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One legged leg press is neat. McGill showed that it activates glutes more than standard two legs press.
My glutes are always sore after doing them.
Oh yeah, this kills your glutes, I think it can hit the hamstrings hard too. I noticed over the last few years though that it didn't hit the quads as well, but this could simply be the way I have the leg press set up.

We have one of those crappy leg presses with an angled plate. If anyone has any advice for how to adjust the back pad and for foot placement, I'm all ears.

https://imgur.com/gallery/Mp0SS

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Oh yeah, this kills your glutes, I think it can hit the hamstrings hard too. I noticed over the last few years though that it didn't hit the quads as well, but this could simply be the way I have the leg press set up.

We have one of those crappy leg presses with an angled plate. If anyone has any advice for how to adjust the back pad and for foot placement, I'm all ears.

https://imgur.com/gallery/Mp0SS
Also, single leg eliminates lower back rounding at bottom, which is a huge plus.

Picture not working for me..
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I feel like progress is much slower with single-leg.
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https://goo.gl/images/5X5BVq

Sorry, I took the image down from imgur. Hopefully that link works. I would put it on the forum but imgur was being weird.
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Yeah its a PITA. I keep it to minimum sets or do one heavy and one @ 90% to near failure.i think with lp high reps are still productive
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https://goo.gl/images/5X5BVq

Sorry, I took the image down from imgur. Hopefully that link works. I would put it on the forum but imgur was being weird.
That’s the same leg press my gym has. I position my feet so the tip of my toes are just touching where the angle begins. Stupidest design ever, why wouldn’t the just make the entire thing a straight piece.
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My old gym had that absolute terrible feel. Hammer leg presses ftw.
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That’s the same leg press my gym has. I position my feet so the tip of my toes are just touching where the angle begins. Stupidest design ever, why wouldn’t the just make the entire thing a straight piece.
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