Thread: Leg Press question?
04-04-2004, 02:52 PM #1LM1332 Guest
Leg Press question?
Alright so lets see on my squats i can do 2 plates on each side when i finish off my routine i do it for 4 usually. On leg press today however i did 6 plates on each side, ok, so now the question is what is the ratio between those two?
04-04-2004, 03:31 PM #2
04-04-2004, 03:45 PM #3
depends on the machine.
04-04-2004, 04:45 PM #4
everyone can LP alot more than you can squat....no ratio needed really, just go heavy baby..lol
04-04-2004, 04:50 PM #5Swellin GuestOriginally Posted by decadbal
04-04-2004, 05:25 PM #6Respected Member
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I agree it totally depends on the machine. I train at a few gyms and the weights are slightly different at each place
04-05-2004, 02:20 AM #7
Depneds on the angle of the machine... and most leg press carriages have some weight to them also.
yup swellin... 2:3 looks pretty close to me
04-05-2004, 03:13 AM #8
I definetely agree sometimes i leg press double of what i can squat. I guess in my opinion im more confident lifting heavier in the lp machine since i can always bail out when i cannot take more.
04-05-2004, 03:14 AM #9Originally Posted by abstrack
04-05-2004, 06:56 AM #10Senior Member
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i used different leg presses with same angle, but made from different companies and the "feeling" was completely different.
there are some, also, with a "cammered" system that makes it easy to use lot of weight!
dont think is possible to make a ratio... imo!
04-05-2004, 09:56 AM #11New Member
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I don't know about a ratio. On a 45 degree sled I can work out with 10 to 12 plates on each side with sets of 10 reps. As for squat I am a firm believer in doing medium to heavy with strict slower sets(better on the back). I feel my legs being worked more that way than doing heavier weight. I mean just because I can push it up doesn't mean it is working the muscle better than a bit lower weight? I squat 315 for sets of 10 or more and then jump to 365 for at least 6-8 rep sets. The best results I think is to do squat then sled during the same workout. That kills my legs. Then I finish up with extensions and lunges or some other leg movement. I do 10 sets for my legs and 6 sets for hams.
04-05-2004, 11:32 AM #12
I dont think there is a ratio, just go as heavy as possible on each excersize, I do 315lbs squat for reps and 10 plates a side leg press for reps so as you can see 2:3 dont mean anything for me, just go with what you body can handle.
04-05-2004, 01:39 PM #13LM1332 Guest
So everybody is pretty divided thats kewl. What i learned is screw the ratio and do medium to heavy weight with correct form. But yea its been two days since i worked out legs and **** they are still burning. I felt it more then i did squats? aight thx guys
04-08-2004, 08:11 PM #14
I don't think there's any set ratio.. because of knee surgery I still can't squat much over 225.. but i can do 700 for reps on leg press..
04-08-2004, 08:26 PM #15
try do 10 sets of leg press for leg day, balls to the wall. then next week 8 working sets of squats, just those and leg extensions. its a good mix up to do every few months or weeks
04-08-2004, 11:37 PM #16
725 on squat... and 2200 on leg press for 4 reps (cant max, no room )
might be closer..
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