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AbrahamG

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Leg Presses
« on: May 26, 2022, 10:18:56 PM »
I think after years of training I've accidentally discovered that leg presses just don't do ANYTHING for me.  Perhaps it's a structural thing.  All I know is I'm not wasting my time with them ever again.

Here is the scenario:

After being out of the gym for about 5 weeks I finally was able to start training last week.  By the time leg day arrived it had been nearly 6 weeks since I trained them.  This was my 1st leg workout.

Leg extensions - 3 sets 15-12
Leg presses - 4 sets 12-8
Lying leg curls - 3 sets 10-8
Seated leg curls - 3 sets 12-10
Seated calf raises
Leg press calf raises

The next day?  Not a single hint of soreness whatsoever.  Mind you I'm on absolutely nothing.  Not even Cell Tech.  Every other body part I trained got sore the next day and lasted a couple days.

I went through the cycle again this week.  Everything was sore the next day.  Yesterday was leg day.  I did the following:

Hack squats 4x10-6
Leg extensions 3x15-12
Leg curls 3x10-8
Stiff leg deads 2x10
Calves

Today?  My fucking legs are aching like a mother fucker.  Every step I take I can feel it.  In a good way though.  This seals it for me.  The leg press is a waste of my time.  Maybe not for the next guy but for me?  I'll never do them again. 

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Re: Leg Presses
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2022, 04:41:37 AM »
Those 2" range of motion leg presses you do are a waste of time.

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Re: Leg Presses
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2022, 09:01:22 AM »
Those 2" range of motion leg presses you do are a waste of time.

Maybe I should go 3-4"?

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Re: Leg Presses
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2022, 10:22:37 AM »
Maybe I should go 3-4"?

I'm kidding you but many do them like that.

I'll bet your range of motion on the hacks was greater so you got sore.

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Re: Leg Presses
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2022, 11:22:00 AM »
I'm kidding you but many do them like that.

I'll bet your range of motion on the hacks was greater so you got sore.

Rock bottom on hacks. On presses my knees touch my chest or armpits depending on foot position. Not training legs for so long, they should have been sore from presses. Think I've wasted years of my life doing them. Plus, they can't be doing my lower back too many favors.

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Re: Leg Presses
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2022, 02:07:57 PM »
Rock bottom on hacks. On presses my knees touch my chest or armpits depending on foot position. Not training legs for so long, they should have been sore from presses. Think I've wasted years of my life doing them. Plus, they can't be doing my lower back too many favors.

It's a mystery.

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Re: Leg Presses
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2022, 02:17:17 PM »
Leg presses get me warmed up for squats. Never felt like I got much growth doing them.
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Re: Leg Presses
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2022, 03:01:21 PM »
Rock bottom on hacks. On presses my knees touch my chest or armpits depending on foot position. Not training legs for so long, they should have been sore from presses. Think I've wasted years of my life doing them. Plus, they can't be doing my lower back too many favors.

That's not deep enough.

Your knees should touch your ears.

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Re: Leg Presses
« Reply #8 on: August 11, 2022, 03:16:35 PM »
That's not deep enough.

Your knees should touch your ears.

You make a very persuasive argument.  I'll be doing them tomorrow.  Knees to ears.  Thanks IroNat.

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Re: Leg Presses
« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2022, 02:21:55 PM »
I haven't done leg presses in over 10 years.

Sometimes will do the hack sled.

For me it's all about front BB squats.

Medium weight in the 10-15 rep range.

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Re: Leg Presses
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2023, 03:45:25 AM »
Everything takes time! Your leg workout routine is good but if its not working correctly you should switch your workout routine.
You should try the following workout routine https://www.borntough.com/blogs/news/best-leg-workout-exercises-for-building-mass in order to get better results.
Dumbbell Deadlifts
Reverse Lunges
Single-Leg Deadlift
Barbell Squat 4 set (12 RM-10 RM-8RM-5RM increase weight on each set)
Quads Extension
Hamstring exercise
Machine leg curl
Bulgarian split squat
Try it for 3 week and see the better results
It's advice for bodybuilders to train your legs once a week.
If you won't be able to see the results then it means you are not consistent towards your workout and you need some sort of motivation.

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Re: Leg Presses
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2023, 08:15:16 AM »
   leg presses for most people do NOT develope the thighs. People do them as an "ego" booster  they can pile the weight on. Smh. When doing them make sure you push with your heels not the front of the foot. The heel actually activates more muscle. Do not go fast never lock out and go as low as you can. That might help. Here are ( in my opinion ) the best thigh exercises.
                                           1.  front squats or sissy squats
                                           2.  hack squats
                                           3. lunges
                                           4. regular squats
                                           5.  leg presses with weight ABOVE head ( verticle)
                                           6. regular leg presses
                                           7. leg extensions

                                   For hamstrings

                                    1. stiff leg dead lifts.
                                    2, leg curls
 
                   

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Re: Leg Presses
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2023, 03:19:38 AM »
Ive always got decent results from seated Leg press but the Hack Squat is the winner for mass & great shape.
Squats are great too but Hacks give a better all round shape IMO