PLATE LOADED LEG PRESS 🚫WRONG VS ✅RIGHT
🎯Target muscle: Quads, hamstrings, glutes
- Above are some simple fixes to ensure you are executing correct form to get the most out of this exercise.
- I’ve added the feet position to show how to place your feet for evenly spread hypertrophy. The other one is not “wrong” it simple targets the outside of your quads.
💪 The Leg Press [Foot Placement]
Foot placement while executing the leg press is pretty important. It is this that drives the emphasis on the part of the leg thats being trained
Standard foot placement in which the feet are shoulders width apart and in the middle of the platform is by FAR the most effective for OVERALL leg development. But sometimes some muscle groups aren’t as strong as others (for me its glutes 🍑🙈) so we need to place more emphasis on them
Top photo: Feet are in the middle of the platform, heels together, toes pointing away from each other. This places the emphasis on the inner thigh
Middle photo: Feet are in the middle of the platform, 6″-8″ apart, toes pointing straight up. Places the emphasis on the quads
Bottom photo: Feet are high on the platform, as wide as you can go, toes pointing slightly outward. This places the emphasis on the glutes & hammies