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    Leg Press observation

    I usually do squats for my legs, but recently bought an angled leg press machine to add to my leg workout cause I wanted to do more bulking type excercises for my legs.

    Since I have started using the leg press, my legs seem to take like a week or so to recover just from the soreness, especially soreness right above my knee. I have been using this leg press for about 2 months now. I started out with low weight and was able to up the weight once I got used to this. Is this normal?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lzicc
    I usually do squats for my legs, but recently bought an angled leg press machine to add to my leg workout cause I wanted to do more bulking type excercises for my legs.

    Since I have started using the leg press, my legs seem to take like a week or so to recover just from the soreness, especially soreness right above my knee. I have been using this leg press for about 2 months now. I started out with low weight and was able to up the weight once I got used to this. Is this normal?

    Yea i love presses I do them after my squats so I'm already burned but they kill my legs real bad especially the vastus medialis (the tear drop muscle above the knee) I do my legs on monday and they are now feeling better so yea it's all good. You can also switch up your foot positioning on the press from normal to a more outward position to hit the inner quads.

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    I was doing nothing but leg press all summer. I was doing 630 for 10 and felt like I wasn't getting anything more out of it. Now I switched back to squats and then some leg presses afterwards. I had trouble walking for a couple days after that. My thighs are growing again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseyboy
    I was doing nothing but leg press all summer. I was doing 630 for 10 and felt like I wasn't getting anything more out of it. Now I switched back to squats and then some leg presses afterwards. I had trouble walking for a couple days after that. My thighs are growing again.
    Yea IMO you have to have a squat movement for legs. I like to hit squats sometimes low reps 6 or a little higher 10-12. Then I hit the leg press or sometimes I do hack squats. The lowest I go on LP or HS is 8 and I usually hit 12-15 range but sometimes I go 20. As you can tell I like to switch my stuff up to keep my body guessing and shocked.

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    Well you know if the rooms not spinning and your not ready to puke you just aren't doing it right. That's why I hate squats I think. I've been doing hacks with the smith rack and have trouble getting down the stairs to the bathroom. I walk like a retard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jerseyboy
    Well you know if the rooms not spinning and your not ready to puke you just aren't doing it right. That's why I hate squats I think. I've been doing hacks with the smith rack and have trouble getting down the stairs to the bathroom. I walk like a retard.
    Yea with pain comes gain. I love walking like the idiot of the gym everyone looks at me like ???? but if they tried to do the same routine I just did they would die

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    I know that feeling.

    Quote Originally Posted by jerseyboy
    Well you know if the rooms not spinning and your not ready to puke you just aren't doing it right. That's why I hate squats I think. I've been doing hacks with the smith rack and have trouble getting down the stairs to the bathroom. I walk like a retard.

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