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.
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
no squat = squat, nothing else matters with in that regard.
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.
One leg will naturally be stronger than the other... depending on whether you're right or left handed. Doesn't really matter anyway.
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.
^^and will strengthen balance/stabalizers