I've been trying to figure out if I should do squats or leg press during my workout, or if I should just do both and alternate 'em a bit. From everything I've read it sounds like the squats are a major component to working out, not only for lower body but for muscle development in general, so that makes me think I should stick with those. But with the leg press I can lift more weight and isolate some major leg muscles instead of working everything at once. I do deadlifts and bench press so it isn't like I'm avoiding those major compound lifts, but I'd just like to know the pros and cons of leg press and squat and if it really matters.
Oh and the goal is explosiveness. As of now I'm sticking with squats because I've read a lot of articles that state how squats and other compound lifts are great for explosiveness. Tell me your thoughts.