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    does 2 X single leg squat/leg press = full squat/leg press???

    Hi, new to strength training and I was wondering what others' experience with this was? I was struggling with 360 lbs single leg presses the other night, but did well over 800 with both legs and less effort. Should my single leg press be closer to 1/2 of reg leg press, or is this normal?

    Sorry if this is a stupid question, I just started lifting about 3 months ago and haven't gotten it all figured out yet.

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    i dont know about 1/2, i think there is alot of power that comes from using both at the same time, esp from the hips. but i have no idea for sure.

    but this will help you tons: get out of the machines and do bulgarian split squats or single leg squats in addition to back squats
    Sarvamangalam!

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    no squat = squat, nothing else matters with in that regard.

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    I actually think your one leg lifts would be a it more then 50%
    Being a strong teenager means nothing.

    My wrists hurt, but some people don't have wrists to be sore. My knees have tendinitis, but some people don't have legs to get tendinitis in. I seem to be going backwards with training, yet some people can't even walk let alone lift 400 pounds on a daily basis.

    Dust out the vagina, and keep on lifting.

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    One leg will naturally be stronger than the other... depending on whether you're right or left handed. Doesn't really matter anyway.

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    my best guess would be that using 1 leg at a time gives you more ROM, therefore hitting the muscle groups where your ROM is limited using both legs.

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    ^^and will strengthen balance/stabalizers
    Sarvamangalam!

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