🔥 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.
Depending on the setting of the feet on the platform and the amplitude of the movement, when using the legs in the simulator, different muscle groups can be worked out:
- inner and back of the thigh;
- gluteal muscles.
Contraindications PLATE LOADED LEG PRESS
There are a number of situations in which you should stop using the exercise in the process of training:
- It is not recommended to perform this exercise for athletes who have suffered injuries to the knee joints and ligaments. Work in this trajectory, and even with a large weight can lead to a recurrence of injury and serious complications.
- In addition, leg press exerts pressure on the lumbar spine. Not as strong as squats and deadlifts, but enough to make your problems worse. Therefore, in no case should such a load be done to athletes with hernias or protrusions in the lumbar spine.
- With scoliosis, lordosis or kyphosis – you can perform this exercise, but very moderately, with small weights and under the constant supervision of a fitness instructor.
- It is recommended to use an athletic belt – this will slightly relieve the load from the waist. However, do not tighten it too tight – during the leg press we need smooth and unobstructed breathing.