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Posted by Jasmine Freeman on

Most people assume a leg press exercise is dominated by the quad muscle.
However, there are several foot placement variations you can use for overall leg development.

All variations will activate different areas and leg muscles.

Variations

Standard Leg Press

Place your feet shoulder width apart. A standard leg press position provides great overall leg development.

Muscles Activated

Wide Stance Leg Press

For a wide stance, you need to position your feet slightly wider than shoulder width apart. This variation will put more emphasis on the adductors and inner quads. 

Muscles Activated

Narrow Stance Leg Press

Position your feet almost together. This variation will put more emphasis on the adductors and outer quads. 

Muscles Activated

High Foot Leg Press

Place your feet shoulder width apart like a standard leg press position. However, position your feet higher on the plate.  A high foot stance will put more emphasis on the glutes and hamstrings.

Muscles Activated

High Foot Leg Press

Place your feet shoulder width apart like a standard leg press position. However, position your feet lower down on the plate.  A low foot stance places more emphasis on the quads.

Muscles Activated

Calves

An added bonus is that you can also train your calve muscles on a leg press. There are three variations you can try. Position feet shoulder width apart and only place the top half of your foot on the leg press.  You will feel a great burn in the calve muscles!

    

    


Supplementation

Protein

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Bcaa

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Our top BCAA's are...

Aminoade  Aptech BCAA

Creatine

As leg press is an explosive movement, requiring strength and endurance you may like to supplement creatine to give you that extra push! Our top Creatine supplements are...

    

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