Build Brutal Leg Thicknessby John Meadows on February 3, 2011
The leg press is like Olive Penderghast in the movie, “Easy A” (or for you more classically educated meatheads, Hester Prynne in “The Scarlet Letter”) in that her reputation has been sullied, perhaps unjustly and disproportionately.
For some reason, leg presses are regarded as a mediocre exercise with little direct application to sport. Plus, you have to admit those videos of Revered Pat Robertson leg-pressing over a thousand pounds didn’t help much either (especially since his range of motion was about as long as an angel’s hair is wide).
Here’s the bottom line. If you’re a professional athlete, then it’s true, leg presses won’t have much direct carryover to the athletic field. However, if you just want to pack muscle onto your legs, then the leg press is an important tool.