Leg Press Foot Positions


I’d like to say all of my leg workouts are brutal but this morning’s was especially tough. There’s one technique I used right off the bat that set the tone for the entire workout. I started out with leg press and used the rest-pause method mixed with two types of foot-positions. I’ll get in to more detail about this below.

My leg workouts are always standard, using basic exercises for quads and hams. I’ve never been a fan of much outside of some sort of squats, leg press, extensions, and curls. I don’t do lunges because they hurt my knees. I believe in using the basics and applying intensity, which can be done using various techniques such as rest-pause sets, supersets, drop sets, etc. Or just straight sets to failure will do the trick.

Jason’s Brutal Leg Workout – 5/13/2015

Leg Press:
6 sets x 20-30 reps **

Machine Squats:
5 sets x 10, 10, 10, 10, 20 sets

Leg Extensions:
5 sets x 12 reps
5 sets x 20 reps

Seated Leg Curls:
5 sets x 12, 12, 12, 12, 20

Hammer Strength Single Leg Curls:
5 sets x 10, 10, 10, 10, 20

Donkey Calve Raises:
5 sets x 12, 12, 12, 12, 20



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** This is the technique I was talking about for leg press. I sort of combined two methods into one by using rest-pause sets with different leg press foot positions. I performed 10-15 reps with a close-together foot position, rested about 10 seconds and proceeded with another 10 or more reps with a wider foot position.

That first round of leg press sets were brutal. I actually did this same exercise and techniques last week on leg day. And I plan to use this often. Starting with an inner foot position puts more focus on the outer quads, giving you more of that quad sweep. So I like to start with that. You typically have more power with a wider foot-position so it made sense to do the inner first.

Although I didn’t plow through a ton of exercises in this brutal leg workout I made sure the volume was high, or at least higher than what I do for upper body muscles. Leg are you largest muscle group and it’s what many people lack. I did for years but more reps and overall volume made them grow. Ending with 20-rep sets also increased the intensity of this leg workout. I didn’t have time to do cardio this morning but I plan to walk tonight.

Train with Passion,

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