is seated leg press a good way to get your butt in shape?

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    Sep 14, 2010 8:16 PM GMT
    is it as good as squats?
  • benarw

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    Sep 15, 2010 6:48 AM GMT
    Squats are a better bet. Squats work more muscles. Stick with squats!
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    Sep 15, 2010 6:55 AM GMT
    yup....squats...and heavy (but controlled) lunges (forwards, reverse, side, etc...)
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    Sep 15, 2010 7:05 AM GMT
    GEM12 saidis it as good as squats?


    Seats are good to start with if you're just starting to work out. But like everyone said squats utilize more muscles and stabilizing muscles.
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    Sep 15, 2010 7:13 AM GMT
    Do squats. I only do squats and I've made far more gains doing those than leg press. My legs just feel better too. Well, after the soreness. But that's normal.
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    Sep 15, 2010 4:37 PM GMT
    thnx guys!
  • MisterT

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    Sep 15, 2010 4:42 PM GMT
    Don't stick with just one exercise if you want a great ass, you want to develop evenly and balanced. Combine squats, deadlifts, leg press, and heavy lunges.
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    Sep 15, 2010 4:47 PM GMT
    To exercise your gluteus maxiums and gluteus medias you can use a machine specifically to do so. Lunges, good mornings, and stiff leg dead lifts will have a significant impact in the area, too.

    Improperly performed squats will overdevelop the whole area and are sure fire ways to give you that over-size ass.

    Take some time to study the anatomy, identify the muscle, and then walk yourself through various exercises until you find the ones that will be most germane to your goals.

    Squats WILL give you that big ass, but, and that's fine, but, you should also be sure you work your abs when you're doing it, or you'll likely end up with an imbalance that's a prescription for back pain later.
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    Sep 15, 2010 4:55 PM GMT
    Fearthefall saidDo squats. I only do squats and I've made far more gains doing those than leg press. My legs just feel better too. Well, after the soreness. But that's normal.


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    Sep 15, 2010 4:57 PM GMT
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