Based on that advice, I started doing leg press with my feet at the bottom of the pad, with my feet together, heels raised, and going as deep as possible for high reps. That seemed to hit that area of my quads very very well.
I still think you should just focus on feet in a regular position constantly getting your weights and reps higher each week doing continuous reps without locking out. You’ve just started doing leg presses right? [/quote]
A couple hours after 20 rep squats, yes.
Considering the squats are the “real” workout, and the leg presses are “auxiliary, extra, add some more volume when you feel like it”… I didn’t think it mattered THAT much. Sometimes I don’t feel like hitting legs twice; sometimes I wasn’t able to lift over lunch, etc.
As far as I understand, the leg press by itself, wasn’t going to be much different than squats. Which I thought would mean the growth stimulus is still going to be near my hips, rather than my knees.
Well shit, I couldn’t leg press the sled after 20 rep squats! Do the heavy leg press first then the 20 repper.
If it weren’t for a good 3+ hours break between the two, I couldn’t either. I can barely stumble out of my garage after those squats… and I still have to walk upstairs.
Sounds like I’ll have to switch things up with a gym bag and lift at the office over lunch.
I use 3 gyms, with a mix of equipment. Office gym has leg press (stack-style), along with a smith machine, dumbbells, and lat machine. Apartment gym has lat machine, and an adjustable cable pulley stack. And my garage gym has the power rack, two bars, a pair of olympic dumbbells (usually always set up for heavy partial laterals), a couple pairs of light DBs, and an ez bar.
A good part of the reason for doing two-a-days is because of the difference in equipment between gyms. Lunch workout is usually at home; the other is somewhere else.[/quote]
Ah, I see. Have you thought about having two leg days/week? One of them, just stick to the office gym. For quads hit some heavy leg press and narrow stance smith squats. The other day in your garage, hit some squats and some DB split squats or lunges.