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Old 01-22-2013, 05:07 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by SCStrong View Post
Also, I hear a lot of talk about back injuries from the leg press- How is this possible? When I perform this - my back is flat against the seat. Am I wrong?
For leg injuries, I could see guys locking out hard or something like that or letting the weight slam down on them--those are recipes for disaster.

As far as back issues -- I have chronic back issues and different leg press machines feel completely different on my back. I can load 2 plates per side and do 5 reps and tell if I am ever going to be able to use one. There are 3 in my gym. I can only use one of them without discomfort.

On the leg press I use, the back angle is adjustable, foot platform is not. I've read articles that talked about toes straight, angled-in, and angled-out for different purposes.
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