Leg press

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    Dec 15, 2009 9:52 PM GMT
    I just leg pressed 600lbs today! icon_cool.gif For the first time, I'm actually really enjoying leg workouts, i used to hate them

    How much can you all leg press?
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    Dec 16, 2009 12:21 AM GMT
    Wow, a big brick shithouse like you can only leg press 600? I am scrawny and i can do 650.
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    Dec 16, 2009 12:28 AM GMT
    Hmmm...I put up 350lbs for reps on the leg press at my gym, but then there are at least a dozen guys I see in my gym that full on load up the thing to the max push out two half reps and wander off to look at themselves in the mirror.... So I never take what they say as a real figure

    My old gym had a different leg press the kind (plate loaded) where you lie down pushed on a pad with your feet and the whole thing declines as you push and I was putting up 540lbs for reps....leads me to believe that different types are easier than others
  • Celticmusl

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    Dec 16, 2009 12:33 AM GMT
    AggieBoy saidWow, a big brick shithouse like you can only leg press 600? I am scrawny and i can do 650.


    The OP is very similar to you in size and weight. 600-650 is impressive.
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    Dec 16, 2009 12:42 AM GMT
    I remember in high school, before I ever looked at weight training, being the only one to be able to press 500# on the universal gym LP.

    I've done 700 but I try not to try to blow out my knees for a lp.

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    Dec 16, 2009 12:50 AM GMT
    gypsyboy saidI just leg pressed 600lbs today! icon_cool.gif For the first time, I'm actually really enjoying leg workouts, i used to hate them

    How much can you all leg press?


    When I was younger, as much as 1200 in good form. Now, about 960 is the highest I go, and usually about 780 for reps of 8 to 20.
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    Dec 16, 2009 12:58 AM GMT
    I usually max out at about 450...but that's because my right knee is a little messed up right now.
  • Celticmusl

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    Dec 16, 2009 1:08 AM GMT
    I've done over a thousand, and a lot of guys at the gym that are my weight do about that much. It doesn't seem to work out my legs as much as my knees...so I don't necessarily use the leg press that often.

    I think the hack squat machine works the the thighs and of course glutes much better since there is more range of motion. So if I am lifting any heavy weight at all for legs this is the machine for me.
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    Dec 16, 2009 1:55 AM GMT
    15reps-650
    12reps-700
    10reps-750
    8reps-800

    Than I work my way back down to 650
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    Dec 16, 2009 12:20 PM GMT
    Why dont we all just pull out our cocks, get a measuring tape, and settle it once and for all....
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    Dec 16, 2009 2:30 PM GMT
    GNR7600 said15reps-650
    12reps-700
    10reps-750
    8reps-800

    Than I work my way back down to 650


    do something similar....
    12 reps of 450
    12 reps of 540
    10 reps of 630
    9 reps of 720
    6 reps of 810
    15-20 reps of 540 with little rest after the 810 set

    Never did a one rep max but I could probably at least add a plate to both sides and do 900.

    So many guys do not do the press right. They simply do not bring the weight far enough down. I do think it is much easier for shorter guys to do the press than taller ones.

    I do press 2nd on my leg day, squats are first but I love doing leg press, so much more than squats, injury risk is much less and you can load up the weight. I think this excercise is a case of mind over matter. You really have to be concentrating, so many guys just do through the motions when doing them.
  • LuckyPierre

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    Dec 16, 2009 2:39 PM GMT
    I just got up to 150# of resistance on my soloflex... icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Dec 16, 2009 3:10 PM GMT
    Wow, you guys are making me feel like its nothing lol. Its alot for me! icon_smile.gif I could probably do more but I just didnt feel like putting more weights on icon_lol.gif
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    Dec 16, 2009 3:48 PM GMT
    600 is a great accomplishment. Congrats! Leg press is not easy. Its tough to keep doing high weights, if you skip legs or dont do press one week its tough to keep the same strength that you had.
  • powerman3

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    Dec 16, 2009 3:59 PM GMT
    I can do just about 675. I can usually get up 8 reps sometimes 10 if I am having a good day.
    Either way everyone here is impressive because alot of people do not take the time to work their legs...keep up the good work guys looking hot.
  • Celticmusl

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    Dec 16, 2009 4:07 PM GMT
    Yeah, 600 is great. There might be a lot of differences between the leg press at your gym and the leg press in other gyms. Here is some interesting info at wikpedia for the leg press machine:

    Magnitude of Leg Press Lifts

    Since the leg press stabilizes the lifter and moves weights in a direction that is not vertical, it is possible for strength trainers to press very heavy weights (compared to the weight used for other exercises). Bodybuilder Ronnie Coleman is featured in videos wherein he leg presses 2300 pounds (1 043 kg). To compare, the world record for the squat is 1213 pounds (550.5 kg geared), according to Monster Muscle Online.
    Often, the amount of weight that is used for a 'leg press' may seem to be artificially high. For example, television host Pat Robertson claims to have leg pressed 2,000 pounds (around 900 kg) and a later statement also claimed that his doctor was capable of a 3,500 pound (1588 kg) leg press. An AskMen.com article states that it is not uncommon for men to leg press over 500 pounds, with some men going over 1000 pounds using a limited-range of motion. Former US Secretary of State and septuagenarian Madeline Albright claims she is able to leg press in excess of 400 pounds [1]. However, a true leg press requires the full range of motion. Typically a person cannot do much more than double the weight of their standard 1-repetition, full-range leg-press when attempting limited-range strength straining (e.g., if they can do 500 pounds full-range they could do no more than 1,000 pounds for limited range training).
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    Dec 16, 2009 4:13 PM GMT
    Ya, what CelticMusl said.

    I do 360 on the leg press machine at my gym with a full range of motion and good form. The beefiest guys will add 90-180 more at most. That is all the machine can rack.

    At my last gym, when I paid less attention to my legs, I was doing over 400 easily.

    But still, I have no idea what machine Rev. Pat was using.
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    Dec 16, 2009 4:25 PM GMT
    Wimps. I do 2400 pounds while reading Sports Illustrated and drinking a Martini. What are you people doing with yourselves? Sheesh.
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    Dec 16, 2009 5:31 PM GMT
    I can do at least 100lb.

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    Not tried it for ages. it may be more than 150lb now. icon_cool.gif

    surely what really matters is how good your legs and ass look? You don´t impress people with numbers.

    You impress them with this:

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    Dec 16, 2009 5:53 PM GMT
    On the leg press, the rack usually weighs around 150; plates weigh 45. It's easy to figure out how much you're pushing.
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    Dec 16, 2009 6:20 PM GMT
    You narcissist you. (JK)

    Just FYI, in high school, I did 680 for sets of 20, in our circuit training class. (I'm 5'5", and was about 170 then).

    600 is a good start, with lots of room for growth.

    For sacroplasmic leg hypertrophy, leg press, again, and again, has been shown in studies at large schools to be more effective than the squat, just FYI. This has been well studied.

    When I was 28, I had 28 inch thighs (rode a bike around in high gear all day, and did squats, and leg press). Now, that I'm 49, my legs are about 26 to 27, just because I don't have them under load for as long.

    You'll note that for size / sacroplasmic hypertrophy, you need to load it pretty good for a period of time (higher reps, higher gears, more time).
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    Dec 16, 2009 6:37 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidI can do at least 100lb.

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    Not tried it for ages. it may be more than 150lb now. icon_cool.gif

    surely what really matters is how good your legs and ass look? You don´t impress people with numbers.

    You impress them with this:

    503802305_7ee2c0a715.jpg



    Is that what the leg press does?
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    Dec 16, 2009 6:50 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidOn the leg press, the rack usually weighs around 150; plates weigh 45. It's easy to figure out how much you're pushing.


    The rack weighs around 150? My paltry number of 360 (which is just the plates) feels much better now. Thanks for the confidence booster. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 16, 2009 8:10 PM GMT
    That´s what working legs does.... legs and ass come from leg work.
  • gymguy81

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    Dec 16, 2009 8:15 PM GMT
    personaly id rather squats more overall leg work but my leg press is kinda up there havent doone it ina year i think i was to like 1018 or so