I'd love to have a 45 degree leg press in my home gym but can't fit or afford one. Anybody got ideas for exercises that could effect the same muscles and be a good substitute? I have a power rack and am wondering what I could dowith that and a barbell instead. Thanks.
Thread: Leg Press Substitute?
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There isn't a direct sub for Leg Presses, since they remove the upper body from the equation.
There are many leg exercises you can perform with the equipment you listed. Some of them are:
*Barbell Hack Squats
*Bulgarian Split Squats
*Good ol' Barbell Back Squats
If you're unfamiliar with any of these, the BB.com database should help, as might http://exrx.netNo brain, no gain.
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sorry, go to the gym or buy/fabricate a leg press...you can't make a cat from two dogs.
or this....(no, really dont try this at home)
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If you've got two good legs then squat heavy. Appreciate those leg training days while you can!
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