Today was legs day. There is an exercise that improves your performance for squat, it’s the One Leg Incline Leg Press. This helps your leg power balance. You know when repetition is difficult, it’s the side where the muscle is the most powerful that helps the weaker side. For example with bench press, you see quickly the most powerful arm but for legs, it’s a bit more difficult.
Sit on the machine and well up your back and your feet. Bent your knee (one leg) to go down as you can and come back to the starting position.
Your feet are spread to your pelvis width, slightly outward like a duck and placed your feet in the middle of the plateau. When you stretch your knees to return to the starting position, keeping them slightly bent.
This exercise works your quads and your glutes. Your adductors, hamstrings and calves work a little bit.
The more you bent your knees, more your glutes will work.
By placing your feet up on the plateau, you will more work your hamstrings than your quadriceps. By placing your feet down on the plateau, you will more work your quadriceps that your hamstring.
More you spread and turn outward your toes, more you will work your adductor.
If you don’t want to take risks with squat, this exercise is great for your thighs but I’ll advice you to do both.
And you ? What type of leg press do you like ?