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    for normal leg press shoulder stance and for sumo press on legpress. Which is most effective for each? The seat tilted forward upward or seat tilted down lowered. Its very hard to judge which is more comfortable cause they both have a differant feeling. But is one way more better to use more weight maybe making it abit more effective for adding weight on dc?

    thanks.

  • #2
    The lower the back of the seat the larger your range of motion is going to be. The bottom portion will utilize more glute and hamstring while the top portion will utilize more quadriceps. It's really your call depending on what your trying to do. I always opt of maximal range of motion when I was doing leg presses though.
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    • #3
      thanks really appreaciate that. Yea I noticed for sure more comfortable and I could really get my legs to touch chest on lower. So I will stick with it for sumo press for quads seems easy choice.

      but for leg press quad exersize that seems tough. Leaning more towards lower cause more range like you said. But upper would hit quads more hmm. Think ill go with lower for better range unless any more points for the upper tilt on leg press.

      apprecaite it.

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      • #4
        I've always had to recline the back as far as I can because my lower back will tend to round at the bottom (which is excessively bad). I found I can alleviate this somewhat by having my butt a little higher up against the back than the bottom, if that makes sense.
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        • #5
          ah yes I realized that today to. I had to keep trying to dig my butt deep into that groove. Or else when I lowered the weight it would definantly be rounding curling up my lower back and butt.

          so all signs kinda point to keep it far back tilted down.

          thanks. And thanks again for more advice sandwich.

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          • #6
            make sure your butt does not come off the seat. this can lead to a pretty bad injury.

            foot position is often dependent upon what you are looking to do. if you are doing leg press to help with your dead lift for example then whatever stance you use to pull with will be the stance you use for leg press.

            if you are doing leg press for size gains then a shoulder width stance is best.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by exmgq View Post
              make sure your butt does not come off the seat. this can lead to a pretty bad injury.

              foot position is often dependent upon what you are looking to do.
              That's what she said
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Sammich View Post
                I've always had to recline the back as far as I can because my lower back will tend to round at the bottom (which is excessively bad). I found I can alleviate this somewhat by having my butt a little higher up against the back than the bottom, if that makes sense.
                Could you please describe this a little more?

                I have the same problem (lower back tends to round up) and I would really appreciate your help

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Taurus View Post
                  ah yes I realized that today to. I had to keep trying to dig my butt deep into that groove. Or else when I lowered the weight it would definantly be rounding curling up my lower back and butt.
                  I used to worry about foot positioning a lot, but when i started doing this it was a lot easier to find a comfortable position for my feet

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