Booty Boost #8 – Leg Press
Congratulations! You made it to the final installment of my 8-week Booty Boost Challenge! I saved the best glutes/leg exercise for last. I use this machine with my clients and as part of my own bodybuilding/bikini competition fitness routine.
Do 3 sets with 10-12 reps of each exercise, with a 45 second rest between each set. The goal is to find the right weigh for your body. If it feels like you can do another 5 reps, then the weight is too light. If you can barely lift more than 6 reps, the weight is too heavy. If you feel exhausted by the last rep but are able to complete all 10-12 reps, then you have the right weight!
You may note that in some of these videos I’m scowling; that’s because these exercises are tough!!! Fitness is not always pretty 😉
Load up the machine to a weight you can lift, sit back, activate your core and lower your legs down, getting your knees as close as you can to your armpits, then press through your legs to lift them back up while exhaling. The first set you should position your feet at the top, pushing through your toes. The second set your feet move to the middle. The last set you move your feet to the bottom and push through your heels. The foot position dramatically effects where the muscle is being worked.
And remember, not all exercises are right for everyone. You should always talk to your doctor first before doing any exercise program. The exercises here are meant for information only 🙂
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