The first video in my Leg Day Video Series. This video shows me performing the leg press, and pushing the sled.
The first exercise is the Leg Press. I am doing 3 sets of 12, and I have 90 pounds on each side of the press, the press itself weighing 90 pounds, making it 180 pounds in total. I am going light with the weight, but focusing on feeling my muscles working. I make sure my core stays tight, feet flat, and I exhale as I exert my force upwards. I have my feet high and I am going a bit below parallel to get a good stretch in my hamstring and glutes. I am careful not to hurt my back when going deep with the leg press, and I make sure my hips don’t lift off the seat.
The second exercise is the Sled. I have (2) 45 pound plates on the sled, and the sled weighs about 60 pounds. I do 3 sets across the gym floor. I push the sled forward one way, and pull the sled backwards the other. Both ways I focus on keeping my core tight and using my legs to do all the work. Not only does this really work your core, but it’s a great cardiovascular exercise as well. As with all exercises, make sure you get a good stretch and warm-up in before you begin.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJCgUBXXAxA
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