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Leg press seat angle(4 posts)

Leg press seat anglePODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Nov 6, 2002 1:50 PM
Any opinions on what angle the seat should be at on a leg press to best mimick cycling? For in the saddle it makes sense to have the seat up as far away from horizonatal as possible (normally about 30 degrees) but should it be the same for mimmicking out of the saddle?

Thanks,
Nick
PodiumBound.ca
I'd mix it upColnagoFE
Nov 6, 2002 3:04 PM
The leg press is not my favorite. I'd rather do free weight squats and work more of the supporting muscles, but if you're gonna use the press then mix up the angle and mix up your foot position so you wnd up working different stuff. My 2c...and after you do a leg workout make sure you spin easy for at least 15 minutes so your muscles develop more cycling "memory". Have heard that helps.
I`d worry less about it...filtersweep
Nov 7, 2002 7:13 AM
I`d focus on a seat position that supports the back more than how it relates to cycling... it still fits with your logic about being as far from horizontal, since the further back the angle, the more tempting it is to pull your back off the seat, which is not always that healthy.
No matter what angle you use...brider
Nov 7, 2002 9:28 AM
make sure your low back and butt are firmly planted there and DON'T MOVE. I've seen more screwed up backs from people trying to go too deep on a sled and letting their lower backs rise off the supports.