Leg Training

5 Common Leg Training Mistakes

A solid leg workout means never sacrificing good form for more weight. Here are 5 common leg-training mistakes that are sure to leave your wheels deflated!

1. Lifting Your Hips Off The Pad During Leg Presses

Shallow squats are one thing, but on the other end of the spectrum is trying to lengthen a given move’s range of motion past a safe point. If your hips come off the pad when doing leg presses, you’ve lowered the sled too far and are putting your lower spine at risk of injury. It’s critical that you control the negative portion of the rep so you can smoothly reverse direction. Try placing your feet a little higher and wider on the sled, and don’t allow your knees to come all the way in to your chest. Again, stretching after your workout can help.

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