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Started By MohawkMuscle (Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA)

Started on: 1/20/2004 10:46:39 AM, viewed 752 times
1 leg leg press

Well I am off to a go start with this 1 set 1 exerise for legs. One thing I noticed is that it is very hard to go to failure on leg work. With the slow temp I find my quads tire out due to the burn not to true fatigue. Anyway, I was wondering if anyone does 1 leg leg press. My thinking is that it may be much easier to do. Cause after the 1 set I am so dizzy and sick. I am thinking 1 leg at a time will have less impact on our body;s that way. I am not trying to make the exercise easier.. just more efficient.

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Ferrari (Gatineau, QC, Canada) on 1/20/2004 11:38:26 AM

Training with 1 leg at a time can be harmful because of the twisting motion you will do. Your hips will be loaded only on one side. It could cause back problems.

Are you breathing properly or are you holding your breath? Do you grimace your face and squeeze your hands too tight on the handles?

All of these extra things raise blood pressure and restrict blood flow.

Cheers

HDLED (Lansing, MI, USA) on 1/20/2004 12:50:17 PM

I agree with Ferrari. Doing the leg press with one leg can cause problems with the sacroiliac joint.

dafortae (a, a, U.S.A.) on 1/20/2004 7:36:21 PM

Mike explains in the HIT Video that our circulatory system is a closed hydrollic system so that if any parts are blocked, blood pressure goes through the roof. He told Markus this because he was squeezing the handles too tightly. Mike said it′s VERY dangerous to do that. It could be that you are doing this and not even realizing it. He says to just loosely hold onto the handles.

Darrell

NeuroMass (a, a, U.S.A., Philippines) on 1/20/2004 9:42:00 PM

Maybe you′re HOLDING your breath when you perform your exercise . With SLOW rep tempo the breathing pattern is different from the usual (inhale on the negative and exhale on the positive) ! With SLOW reps you should not hold your breath but rather continue breathing throughout the rep concentrating more on exhaling out the air . Also NEVER close your mouth ! NEVER hold your breath ! Also I suggest you LOWER your reps a little bit because sometimes with this SLOW reps the TUL is quite high and your muscles start burining with Lactic acid and Intense Cardiovascular fatigue starts to kick in even before you reach failure so I suggest you stay in the 40-60 TUL range ! PEACE .

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