Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Leg Press Tips and Technique
Another important facet to the leg press is the lower back. As with most exercises, it is very important to keep a neutral spine throughout the movement. Some exercisers will lower the weight too fast causing their lumbar spine to curve. Make a mental note to keep your low back on the pad. A curved lumbar will produce a posterior pelvic tilt which may lead to low back pain or injury in the future.
So next time you're at the gym and the angled leg press machine is available, try experimenting with foot position. High on the plate for glutes/hams, low for quads, and wide for adductors. But regardless of your routine, make sure you maintain proper form to prevent injury.
Posted by PFTA Personal Trainer Certification School in Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Texas at 6:15 AM
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