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Old 09-30-2010, 11:47 AM   #2
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In conclusion, there's no reason to "hate" on the leg press or machine-training in general. Although the squat is likely superior to the leg press for total body hypertrophy, quad hypertrophy, and improved sport performance such as increased vertical jump and acceleration, that doesn't mean that the leg press or many other fitness machines have no merit.

Free weights reign superior, machines allow us to do things we can't do with free weights: Training muscles in various ranges of motion, providing for unique positions, isolating various joints and muscles, and/or providing constant tension throughout full ranges of motion. Rather than champion one over the other, find a way to perform both in your leg training routine.

A little variety never hurt anyone, did it?
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