Performing leg press help improve speed and also is beneficial because it can be an efficient way to spur progress. The leg press is often compared to the barbell squat have both compound lower body exercises that target a number of muscles such as quadriceps and glutes. Training your body helps create a significant amount of force by performing heavy leg presses can help enhance the speed at which you run.
I started with a smaller rep like 3sets of 10 reps and now I have stepped up my leg press workout game to 80kg 4 sets of 20 reps. To be honest my hamstrings are literally on fire after this workout.
My advice, start with a smaller weight and reps to gradually get used to it first then if you feel comfortable you can increase your weight level.
Leg workout for Beginners Guide
- Barbell Squat. 3 sets, 6 reps.
- Dumbbell Lunges. 3 sets, 10reps each leg.
- Leg Press. 3 sets, 10 reps.
- Lying Leg Curls. 3 sets, 10 reps.
- Leg Extensions. 3 sets, 10 reps.
Break during these workouts is 60 secs for each workout, I like to walk around for 60 secs to stretch my legs.
I didn’t skip up to 80kg just in a day, it’s a gradual process, so don’t give up you will surely get there!