🔥 LAG DAY FINISHER GUIDE
💪 Try this leg day finisher at the end of your leg workout
Machines are great way to add in extra volume and finish your leg days hard with all the extra stability that machines provide
Change up the stance every set to add volume to your glutes, quads and hamstrings
⭕️BREATHING DURING LEG PRESS
How to keep your back extended and attached to the pad?
✅✅✅By breathing through your belly (diaphragm) and tightening your abs.
That will create support for your back, which will be “pushed” by the internal pressure created by the air towards the outside.
❌❌❌On the other hand, breathing through your chest simply won’t allow your back to be supported, because there won’t be any internal pressure to keep it tight and “blocked” when performing the exercise.
That can definitely end up in breaking your form and potentially cause back injuries because of the rounding and overloding in the spine area.
🔥 LEG PRESS: WHERE TO PLACE THE LOAD ON YOUR FEET
🔥 Do you ever think about your feet when doing the leg press?
We all know that we shouldn’t let out knees bend inwards when performing any leg exercise, but since what happens to the knee is a matter of what happens above and below them, if we have any discomfort at the knees, our attention shouldn’t actually be channeled towards out knees themselves, but rather on our feet and at our hips.
🔥 Quite in fact, the outcome is dicted by the way we distribute the load on our feet.
✅ Creating an arch and giving your feet an external rotation cue, will make sure that we won’t let knees bend inwards. This will align the knees with our feet, making us perform the exercise well.
❌ On the other hand (foot?) we can see how placing the weight inwards will cause our knees to collapse inwards as well due to the internal rotation cue implemented at the bottom, which gives makes everything else collapse inward. This can cause chronic knee pain.