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The leg press is an exercise that trains your legs with the help of a machine. The leg press does not recruit muscle fibres as efficiently as the squat, but it is the next best thing in helping you to train your legs.
Some people for whatever reasons may not be able to perform the squat, doing the leg press is a great alternative. It is also a safer exercise to perform because unlike the squat, the leg press does not involve a weight being loaded on to your back.
Compared to the squat and the deadlift, the leg press only moves the legs leading to a strict focus on the thighs, hamstrings and glutes.
Benefits of doing the Leg Press
There are many benefits to doing leg presses. These are health related benefits and performance related benefits.
Health Related Benefits:
Performance Related Benefits:
Leg Press Technique (using a 45 degree leg press machine)
Leg Press Dos
Leg Press Don’ts