Girlfriend : "what's with the daily box of cupcakes?". But, when you’re stuck at home or the gym is packed, the leg press is suddenly no longer an option. They won't tremendously increase strength, if that happens to be your goal. New: inverted Nordic curls to 90° knee, with door anchor and stall bars, the latter setup is safer and does not require a partner attaching the carabinier. If you have seen something harder or can record it yourself, please post a link. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast. New: one leg sissy squat from horizontal shin position, 3 reps from mat, one rep with no support at the bottom. Video link. New: one leg sissy squat from horizontal shin position, 3 reps from mat, one rep with no support at the bottom. Sometimes resources are scarce and its okay, it stimulates creativity. Pretty cool. He has been lifting weights & writing about fitness for over 5 years. You'd need to lean/bend the torso to the side to balance yourself. I however suffer from knee varas (bowed legs), which gives me trouble with the legs exercises. Glute Bridge. Challenges quads and glutes through a full range of motion. An isolation exercise, leg curl is a crucial part of a workout session, specifically for athletic individuals.The prime focus of this first-class exercise is the strengthening of hamstrings and glute muscles. THIS POST IS OUTDATED, HERE IS THE NEW VERSION. An assisted single leg version with the free leg providing balance is probably much more practical and safe, but the one leg extension lever has been shown to be practical since there are no knee twisting problems, only the need for well conditioned knee tendons. Compared to the link below, the range is slightly less, but no support from a hand holding a pole, and maybe less ergonomical because of the improvised alternative to inversion boots. I ask because one, if you have an injury people need to know before suggesting exercises and two squats are the best exercise for building lower body strength that's still my suggestion unless you physically cannot do them. Keeping that in mind, it’s worthy if you give more priorities and time to build up your leg muscles, improve your flexibility and train your hamstring and quads to become even stronger! As a guess for now, try seeing if your ankles are too much supinated, meaning that they shift your weight too much outside. There were already videos of this exercise on two legs with a skateboard or single leg with a stability ball, but those are regressions and the concept of doing this while maximizing friction is new so there is still a lot of research to be done about this exercise. Super deep kneeling leg extension, arms overhead for the longest lever arm. New: inverted Nordic curl, on stall bars with inversion boots (the link above, a few seconds later), partial range of motion. From Roye's weight distribution I would not exclude that it was a real static position, but I'll add a note that it could be a half moon kick instead, thanks for noticing. This might be the wrong place but I avoid doing legs due to knee pain. From the list here, I’ve only tried Powerline and it was like an old one in our neighborhood gym but damn does it help get a good workout in. Personally, I'd use these more as hypertrophy exercises. Tags: leg exercises. Or feel free to share your experience with hard bodyweight exercises even if they are easier than the ones here or ideas for new leg elements. movements. Or just leather belt or beach towel. New: one leg sissy with some wall assist, partial range. This will make stronger the quads without added weight. Thanks for that. For doing the front squats, you need to have an excellent physical posture so that your core gets more activated during the exercise. I’ve narrowed it down to very, very, very tight quads pulling on it. So I guess the wall assisted version above is much better, if you try it freestanding it's at your own risk. Enough padding for the knees and the feet where they are anchored in Nordic curls, so that the kneecaps can move freely, and for the calves in strap leg extensions, and using stable and robust places to anchor yourself, you need an anchor point that can support hundreds of pounds/kilograms. Here is the list of the leg exercises requiring the most strength, a few of them also require balance and mobility. I got kicked by this (literally), so it occurred to me that Roye's still image might be a super-laid-back [Meia Lua de Frente] (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weUDu6oTMWw) (Half Moon (kick) to the Front) instead of a one leg sissy squat. ), and Nordic curls are still useful in any routine, even if you have barbells. Level: Beginner/Intermediate. You can add more and more decline until you do inverted Nordic curls. Slowly squat down and grab the barbell at the knurls with a pronated (overhand) … Much better form than I expected to be possible, requires very good bracing with the strap and toes bent and solidly in contact with a wall. I really liked being able to strengthen my quads without putting a ton of pressure on my back, but I'm sure there are a bunch of other ways to accomplish that. I do weighed Bulgarian split squats and love them. However, in using a barbell, there is an increased chance you might injure yourself from working so many groups. With smooth wood it may be easier than freestanding sissy squats, but on less smooth surfaces it can be harder. Using any of these leg curl alternatives can give you all of the benefits of a machine and more. Proof of concept for an assisted single leg version. New: 13 repetitions with reasonably good form, still not perfect but the greatest display of bodyweight hamstring strength I've seen for now. It's cool to see my isometric post here =). Crossed legs, Matteo Spinazzola says one rep feels like a normal Nordic curl with +25-30% BW. Often done on an apparatus called sissy squat machine/bench/Roman chair squat, or quad blaster. Improving strength in the outer glute (gluteus medius), strengthening the foot's arch and increasing ankle mobility (to avoid compensations with pronation where the weight is too much on the inside of the foot, causing the loss of the arch and valgus) make the knee more stable, and support from the free leg (like in Bulgarian split squats and maximally deep step ups) or the hands can be used to reduce the stability requirement. Requiring just a resistance band suited to your preference and some kind of mat, this exercise can easily be done in the gym, at home, or even in a hotel room! Not really more challenging for the quads and glutes compared to pistols and sissy squats, but active mobility at end range is also a form of strength. Not to be confused with how far forward the knee travels over the toes, which is not a problem. New: one leg version, slightly bent body. For the straight body quad and hamstring variations, you can change the incline to modify the challenging arc, here is an illustration of the concept. I'm wondering if there's any way to recreate the work done on the Leg Press at home without actually buying a Leg Press machine. The encouraging thing is that I did not see people talking about trying these ideas unsuccessfully (aside from Nordic curls being a popular exercise already, great for injury proofing the hamstrings and running faster), but rather they haven't been tested much at all, so maybe there is good potential. And the one leg version seems to be doable, the wall helps with knee stability. But you can just do sports, rope skipping etc. Maybe then it a second leg exercise will be added to the RR! New: good form with a bench and a doorframe telescopic pullup bar. I have not seen videos of the real deal so here are some illustrations of how they could look like. A single leg decline version with a straight body and arms overhead would be the hardest version, here is an illustration. Had to link myself again since I could not find anything similar on youtube, it feels as hard as a pistol squat with +40% bodyweight. This looks deceptively easy but depending on the friction of the surface you use, it can be as hard as a pistol squat with 40% bodyweight on a wooden door with a towel, or 75% bodyweight in the video, even more if there is more friction. I have tried doing it at the park against a metal pole and it can work too, it's just harder to balance with less surface. Thank you! Stand inside with one leg and do a biceps curl. New: the highest range of motion achievable on the floor. New: door frame assisted concentric and fully elevated negative, trying to assist with the upper body as little as possible. The leg press is an incredible exercise for working on lower-body pushing motions, helping to hit your glutes, quads, and hamstrings. trap bar deadlifts are more quad dominant and are definitely easier on the lower back. Author Reyus Mammadli Published by April 11, 2018 Modified by April 11, 2018. Leg Press Alternative Exercise at Home. I can do glute bridges and that as long as it doesn’t involve my quads. New: unassisted full negative and bent hips concentric, and another guy who is equally close to a clean repetition. No amount of foam rolling or massage has helped. 6 At-Home Reverse Hyperextension Alternatives (Plus One Bonus) The below exercises can be used in place of reverse hyperextensions in the event you are at home… Not only does this exercise help an athlete improve their performance, but it brings ease in everyday life for even the non-athletic people. Update: kneeling single leg extension now exists! New: one leg to parallel with arms overhead. I've also got some resistance bands. Assisted one leg sissy. The resistance is provided by the property of the material. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, Jonathan Ferland-Valois/wandererstraining, 9 reps with the help of the stretch reflex and having the wall by the side instead of behind, so slightly easier, 5 elevated repetitions with the wall in front and not by the side, kneeling one leg extension with slight balance assist, one leg sissy with some wall assist, partial range, door frame assisted concentric and fully elevated negative, unassisted one leg sissy partial concentric and full negative, unassisted full negative and bent hips concentric, another guy who is equally close to a clean repetition, suspended single leg hamstring body curls, Progression steps ending with the arms overhead to parallel version, Extra range of motion on the sissy squat bench, the highest range of motion achievable on the floor, Proof of concept for an assisted single leg version, good form with a bench and a doorframe telescopic pullup bar, Shoulders and feet elevated single leg hip thrusts, ideas for combining these different approaches, Complete guide to Nordic curl setups and progressions, Minimalist setup for Nordic curls and matrix squats using a wooden board and one or two straps, Somewhat outdated analysis of leg exercises and possible minimalist routines. Start your fitness journey with our Recommended Routine and wiki. Spinal erectors: reverse hyperextensions, (the back lever or back lever leg lifts are not actually more challenging for the lower back, only for the upper body), but for endless resistance isometric deadlifts or good mornings against something immovable like a rope or towel or bedsheet etc. I’m pretty flexible. The front squats need more work as it put your upper position of the body in the leg press setup position. Leg Extension Alternatives Without Machine Bodyweight leg extensions. :D If you are in an insanely tight spot(dorm/prison) a beach towel will go a long way. Best performance I've seen for now. These, done single leg and with a straight body, with arms overhead if possible (unless it shifts the weight too much behind the center mass, causing you to fall back), would be much harder than the Ido shrimp. Proper knee tracking, especially in single leg variations. Belt squats, Bulgarian split squats. Press J to jump to the feed. After getting a herniated disk in my neck from doing the traditional… This pipe setup provides good support making it not so awkward to balance, further knee flexion is not possible but this is a notable level. Also showing one of the simplest setups for this exercise. Not easier to balance than unassisted, but requires a lot less strength. I'm always looking to amp up my bodyweight leg days. New: using monkey bars as an anchor point. $56.00 $ 56. It’s nice to have a leg press machine at home but damn is it pricey! I'm not sure the second video is not a reversed recording of an eccentric. Maybe harder than the one leg extension, and still not a full range one leg sissy squat. If we have the hefesto for the biceps, these are the counterpart for the "lower body biceps". Bodyweight Fitness is for redditors who like to use their own body to train, from the simple pullups, pushups, and squats to the advanced bodyweight fitness movements like the planche, one arm chin-ups, or single leg squats. Single leg sissy squats and kneeling leg extensions. Video, post with discussion, Naterman's safety advice. This is giving me some ideas! I can definitely still do squats, but now I can diversify a bit. More demonstrations of Ido's form, the guy who did them says he found this version more difficult because of having to reset the tension when the knee rests on a surface at the bottom. Explosive training, like jumping single leg squats, broad and high jumps, sprinting etc. If it doesn’t hurt, there’s at least some gross, disturbingly loud crunching coming from the front of my knees. Brian Ward is a fitness writer, founder & editor of TheWorkoutDigest. You modulate resistance with your leg. Back squats are the most efficient strengthening exercise for legs, but if you physically cannot do them, these are some alt. Can be done against a pole with the feet pressing into it to avoid sliding. As this is a sled leg press, the seat itself smoothly glides along the rails while the user pushes against the bottom plate. Once you get over the initial fears, you’ll find that it’s actually a really fun way to improve your quad strength and your overall fitness. Have her lay and balance on your feet then leg press her for however many reps you want. Complete guide to Nordic curl setups and progressions. Aug 30, 2012 - Homemade Leg Press Machine: Hello! The Best Barbell-Based Leg Exercises. Like all vertical leg press machines, the Titan press provides an excellent alternative to regular squats by taking the stress off of your back and shoulders, and allowing you to focus only on the areas you want to train. Hopefully in the near future should I have the extra cash I can go in and buy a good one for home. Horizontal shin leg extensions. Update: you can avoid this problem without twisting to the side but you still need some lean and a lot of caution to avoid knee damage. The strap quad blasters are all about quad strength and some connective tissue conditioning to avoid feeling discomfort because of the shearing forces, if your straps are set correctly there are no balance or mobility requirements at all. Extra range of motion on the sissy squat bench. I have the same. Exact demonstration of Ido's version. Knee shearing forces. For the shins (tibialis): shin raises with a wall, done with the feet far from it and on one leg. Shift weight to the left foot, then press off the left foot and jump out to the right, landing softly on the right leg with the left foot should swinging behind. I can do ~10-12 pistols on each leg, and I find advanced shrimp (not elevated) quite difficult to balance, I feel that I have low flexibility while descending and trying to hold on to my foot with my hands. This image explains the problem with true single leg matrix squats. That's something I could start incorporating right away. Great for belt squats, weighted dips/chins and awesome for sled drags as well. 13 Seated & Lying Leg Curl Alternatives (You Can Do at Home) Leg Press Vs Hack Squat: The Quest For Maximum Quadriceps Hypertrophy. Leg extension alternatives engage more leg muscles, like the glutes and hamstrings. 00. The normal two legs ones are already quite hard, but these are even harder: On decline bench to get a longer arc under load. Some hip bend but a good achievement. Do you by any chance have some info or link that can help on how to best approach leg training? I have illustrated the theoretical harder variations here. Hardest quad element currently unlocked, harder than the natural one leg press according to Matteo Spinazzola. (That’s in … Illustrations of the missing variations: super deep two legs, assisted single leg, real single leg here. Basically a tucked Matrix squat with the knee touching the floor at the bottom. For the straight body quad exercises they are higher, but if you have healthy knees and anterior cruciate ligaments and limit volume and intensity until you adapt and can do more without discomfort, it's fine. One question though: in the "things to be careful about" you talk about the specific issue of "knee valgus". :). Somewhat outdated analysis of leg exercises and possible minimalist routines. A Leg Press is a Leg Press. Maybe some years from now if we see that this crap works well, there are a lot of ideas to test first. Learn how to do it properly and discover some useful variations in this guide to the leg press. Broad jumps, or leap frog jumps, build leg strength through explosive movements. Some variations: New: (actually a very old video) absurd sissy squat, with a lot of hip internal rotation too, I've never seen anything like this, it also requires a lot of spine mobility, I don't know if others have done this. A super deep version of this would be one of the hardest or the hardest quad exercise without added weight or friction. Even unweighted it's harder than pistol squats. The leg press has a lot of advantages, but as with any exercise it also has its risks and limitations. For calves: for the gastrocnemius Nordic curls with plantarflexed ankles (straight) since the gastroc is also a knee flexor, or deep single leg calf raises without bouncing (no stretch reflex), maybe straight leg calf jumps on one foot, for the soleus single leg calf raises or jumps at the bottom of a squat. This also uses for leg curl alternative. I still squat 3x a week. you can get something like this https://www.titan.fitness/strength-equipment/weightlifting-plates-and-bars/landmines/titan-post-landmine.html 15% off today. Inversion/gravity boot squats, these are a hamstring curl actually and the two leg version is not super hard, but imagine doing it with a straight body (by fully extending the hips), it would be like an upside down version of the Nordic curl. They can be done with either a barbell on your back or with dumbbells by your side. 9 reps with the help of the stretch reflex and having the wall by the side instead of behind, so slightly easier. Step-ups might not look a lot like leg-presses, but the leg action is very similar, … I think Nordic curls + natural one leg press are complete and practical since they train quads, glutes and hamstrings well together, but for the press I'm not sure what the best progression to achieve it would be, it's a very new exercise. 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