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Leg Press Machines

Looking for bigger, stronger legs? Take a look at leg press machines!

In order to build thick, strong legs, you’ll want to add a leg press machine your gym’s arsenal. These bad boys can withstand a ton of weight and allows you to safely pack on the pounds for your lower body exercises. Whether it’s your quads, glutes, hamstrings, or calves, these pieces of equipment can help you build them during strength training.

Leg press machines come in three typical varieties:

  • Leg Press Combo Machines: These dual-threat leg press machines (leg press and hack squat)leg press/squat and calf raises) are terrific additions to your home gym. Get the best of a leg press and squat machines with the footprint and price of just one unit. 
  • Plate-Loaded Leg Press Machine Normally found in commercial gyms, a press machine loaded by plates -- known also as a leverage leg press machine -- has you sit in the seat that’s close to the ground and lift multiple 45-pound plates with your leg squats. These machines can also be used for weighted calf raises.
  • Selectorized Weight Stack Leg Press Machine This machine is more horizontal than diagonal, including a chair that’s at regular height and a weight stack for you to adjust the load. You don’t need any plates for this machine, and it’s relatively safer than it’s plate-centric cousin.
  • Vertical Leg Press: Though it might look a little odd, these machines can mimic a full-blown weighted squat while keeping your back and neck completely safe. Instead of crushing your spine with a loaded barbell, you can stack plates on the top of this setup, get underneath the machine, and squat straight up into the air. Make sure you’re limber; that way, you can do this exercise safely, without worrying about getting stuck at the bottom of a rep.

We've put together a useful resource to learn all about leg press machines: The Ultimate Guide to Leg Press Machines. Give this a read and you'll be sure of all the benefits of having one in your gym.

We've also ranked the best leg press machines for sale based on quality, features, price, warranty, and feedback from our customers! Take a look at the list here: The Best Leg Press Machines of 2021

If you want thick, sturdy, muscular legs from waist to toe, get one of these leg press machines and get repping.

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