LEG PRESS SUBSTITUTE

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    Oct 25, 2011 2:01 PM GMT
    I am currently deployed to Afghanistan at a really small PSS. I am using a workout schedule from here on RealJock. only problem is that while we do have weights.... we don't have any way of doing Leg Presses. Does anyone know right off hand what I can do to substitute? Squats should do the same, right? Thanks guys, -Josiah
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    Oct 25, 2011 2:13 PM GMT

    Yea and for more intensity, try dead-lift squats, with one foot lifted off the ground for max reps, then switch with other foot off the ground.

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    Oct 25, 2011 5:31 PM GMT
    Squats, squats, squats, squats, squats.

    Did I mention squats?

    If dudes just did squats, bench, and deadlifts they'd still be able to have a killer physique. These are THE fundamental full-body exercises.
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    Oct 25, 2011 5:41 PM GMT
    Lunges.
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    Oct 25, 2011 5:46 PM GMT
    I agree with squats and lunges. If you have enough space walking lunges are great for building up leg stability. Just watch out, they're a lot more tiring than they seem!
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    Oct 29, 2011 11:11 AM GMT
    Leg press machines are designed for rehabilitation - as a substitution for squat / deadlift. Unless you are in a rehabilitation program there is absolutely no strength training reason for you to do them.
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    Oct 30, 2011 12:42 AM GMT
    If you have small/medium size ammo cans, fill them up with sand and use them as "dumbbells". You can do dumbbell deadlifts..

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    Or prop them up on your shoulders and do front squats..

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    Oct 30, 2011 12:44 AM GMT
    I agree. Squats are a fundamental exercise. If you can do full depth, below parallel squats, you're doing better than 75% of people in the average gym. Add deadlifts and strict press and you've got a full body workout. If you want to really go balls out, add overhead squats.
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    Oct 30, 2011 12:47 AM GMT
    imasrxd saidI agree. Squats are a fundamental exercise. If you can do full depth, below parallel squats, you're doing better than 75% of people in the average gym. Add deadlifts and strict press and you've got a full body workout. If you want to really go balls out, add overhead squats.


    Agree with imarsxd, squats and deads are always the best workout for you and much better and explosive than a leg press... OH Squats are an asskicker but will really test your mettle.