This blog was inspired by my own personal goals and workouts. For many people Leg Day is the enemy. For others, like myself Leg Day is the day of sweet torture that you know hurts so good. Well it hurts so good that I take on leg day twice a week. I have done some growing in my wheels but I am not where I want to be yet, but hey we are always “under construction.” Well today I wanted to share a few tips on how to use the Leg Press to help you reach your specific lower body legs.
You can use the leg press to target different parts of your legs. I am going to talk about three different foot positions and how they affect your leg muscles. The wide stance, athletic stance, and the narrow stance are 3 great positions to try to incorporate to hit different parts of your legs.
Wide Stance (#1 on the diagram)
If you have your feet wider than your shoulders and high on the platform you will target your glutes and hamstrings. Something many people are looking to improve.
Athletic Stance (#2 on the diagram)
This is a stance where your feet are about shoulder width apart and feet are in the middle of the platform. This stance is an all around leg builder. This is a great stance if you have good symmetry between your quad and hamstrings.
Narrow Stance (#3 on the diagram)
This stance has your feet very close together and near the bottom of the platform. This really focuses on the quad muscles and can really make a difference in your leg workouts.
Hopefully, you can find a way to mix up your leg routines as that is what really helps make your body really make the changes you are hoping for.
Attack the Day!
Fitmark Ambassador 2013