Each of us engaged in sports with weight performs exercises that different experts consider useless or traumatic. A list of such exercises is big and continues to grow. Flat Bench overhead, bench press, lifting dumbbells laterally, forward bends with the barbell on the shoulders, twisting, barbell curls – all of these exercises once was proclaimed useless.
Leg press also is often subject of discussion between experts in the field of training. As, this exercise is non-functional and simply cannot be helpful.
Do not make such categorical statements. Although many studies has shown that Squats are more effective for athletic development, there is evidence that for stimulation of muscle hypertrophy and strength development in the lower part of the amplitude – Leg press can be very useful exercise.
Leg Press benefits
To perform correctly Squats with weight is harder than the Leg press. The heavier weight is, the more accurate should be mechanic of movement. Everything here plays an important role, from staging feet and weight distribution and ending position of the shoulder.
Leg press is much more simple exercise. It can be done by both experienced athletes and beginners. In addition, in this exercise is easier to apply such methods to increase the intensity as drop-sets, rest-pause and eccentric reps.