Working out our lower body is crucial because our legs house the largest muscles in our body. Strong legs enable us to remain stable during other exercises and help us navigate our daily tasks easily.
For men, doing leg press exercises activates more muscle fibers which actually leads to an increase in testosterone. Exercising other muscle groups quickly after completing leg exercises can stimulate muscular strength and growth in other areas. Leg exercises should never be forgotten, so what is the king of exercises for completing leg-press exercises at home?
Squat, Squat And Squat!
One of the most important cardio workouts should be your run to the squat rack. Fortunately, you won’t need to do this anymore if you have your own quality squat rack or power cage at home.
There are benefits to doing your leg press exercises in a squat rack or a power cage instead of relying on resistant machines and plate-loaded machines. When done properly, squatting is a full-body workout. It activates more muscle fibers in your legs and in other areas of your body, including your core.
Using a squat rack also requires you to make your own movement pathway. This is part of the reason you activate more muscle fibers doing these exercises. By creating your own pathways rather than being aided by pre-determined ranges of motion, you build strength more efficiently and more effectively.
There is also the added benefit that a squat rack can come in useful with other equipment such as FID benches and they usually have handles to do pull-ups. A standalone leg-press machine does not afford these extras. Overall, the squat rack outshines alternative options in the exercise itself, as well as in their multiple uses for home-gym owners.
Is There Anything Else To Consider?
Remember to target all the muscle groups in your legs as well. Leg-press-type exercises are important compound movements to keep in your routine, but they need to be complemented by other exercises. Overstimulating and overdeveloping one muscle in your leg can be influential in causing injuries because your other muscles do not work together as well or provide a weight balance with the overdeveloped muscle.
Check Out Our Squat Racks And Power Cages
Remember to take a look at the different squat racks and power cages we currently stock. Some of these are perfect for home gyms with a lot of room and we also have space-efficient models that can be folded too!