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Doctor insights on: Leg Press

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Does the leg press make you shorter?

Does the leg press make you shorter?

No: I'm not aware of any reports of leg press reducing your height. In general exercise improves the posture and when done during growth, improves ones height. ...Read more

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What are the benefits of using a leg press?

What are the benefits of using a leg press?

Improve tone : The use of a leg press if performed under supervision or appropriate guidance will likely accomplish improvement in muscle tone of the lower extremities and buttocks. If performed improperly or excessively could lead to injury. ...Read more

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During leg presses on a horizontal pos., I felt a really big pressure on my head. There is a pressure kind of thing in my head for 2 days. advice?

During leg presses on a horizontal pos., I felt a really big pressure on my head. There is a pressure kind of thing in my head for 2 days. advice?

BP???: Check your BP make sure it is not elevated meanwhile rest and hydrate and sleep with your head in up right position. It could a pulled muscle if your BP. Was OK . Apply heat pad to the neck and back of the head and take ibuprofen 600-800 mg after each meal for three days . Not any better see your doctor ...Read more

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Does leg press add bulk or slim legs?

Bulk. : Leg press will strengthen and enlarge quadriceps muscles. For leaner look, lunges and stretching would be better. ...Read more

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If I do leg workouts like squats and leg presses and calf raises. Do they make me faster if I do them?

If I do leg workouts like squats and leg presses and calf raises. Do they make me faster if I do them?

Presses for speed: Doing strength exercises will augment your speed to some degree. There is no substitute for old fashioned sprints and intervals on the track though. ...Read more