Reverse Leg Press

Can we discuss how this movement is different that a (1-leg) squat?

Because if it is “close enough” so to speak, should it be removed from the program in favor of 2 leg squats?

We used to do one similar to the second one when the equipment was available. The angle seems similar to me and we could definitely feel it in the hamstrings. For stability, we would hold on to the machine and try to keep the core tight. We were able to use almost the whole rack for sets of 5-10.

Well i think it’s good and you felt improvement and that’s great…
Have you done many explosive med ball drills? Shown in GPP or some of the other dvd’s? IF you think this exercise improves acceleration try some some single hop, double and triple hop med ball throws. They are seriously intense and you need to be fresh and keep the numbers down and quality high but OMG.
I don’t love the ankle extention so much for myself as I feel it detracts for the work in the area you are most interested.
I was watching you again and wondered if you could try and roll a towel around the bar and actually rest your shoulder below the provided support so the angle is more as i spoke about? IM just curious. Use the corner of a matt as a towel likely wont cut it.Just a thought.

The article had nothing to do with Charlie’s training concepts. Just so we are clear.
This article has good video of lots of interesting glute stuff. Typical to see poor extension from people who don’t run or jump and don’t have great range of motion.
I think the exercises the article mentions are different , not better.
Be thoughtful and plan when organizing these exercises into your routine for sprinting. If you want to just look good than fine. Stronger ? Not necessarily. Faster? Likely not. Most will over do it. " Just because you can does not mean you should"

I poorly worded my post, as I meant “mentioned”…

And about the videos, I didn’t even really look, I just caught the quoted exercises and thought I would ask here about them.

I’ve used the MB throws in my training and the throws into the pit are the base of our programming for the football team.

For me, personally, I don’t need a lot of development in my glutes or hamstrings so the overall strengthening is very economical.

Below is a recent video of my 3-point start, in years past, I was not able to achieve full extension of the knee.

Edit: I tried to embed but the link would not work.

rich121 - The guy who wrote that article is a complete moron and knows nothing about sprinting. His line about Usain Bolt running even faster by doing hip thrusts is completely moronic and ill-informed. As Charlie would say, “Bolt has the best hip extension of anyone in the world, he’s the world record holder in the 100m. By virtue of the fact he is the world record holder, has the best hips. What would you know about Bolts’ training. You’ve never met him or seen him train!”

That is the problem with the internet. Anyone can start a blog and call themselves the “Glute Guy” and write drivel about horseshit, drop names, misquote people and take things out of context. Makes me want to vomit in my mouth.

Hip thrust similar to the rev leg press???

How about this (other than it does not look like it would take much abuse)? Does this appear to be adjustable enough to get the correct angles?

I don’t like it simply because the running motion has different angles.

Any recommended stand alone leg press, or other device, that would do this exercise correctly and would be affordable (a couple hundred) used?

Use a smiths machine to do the squats, do not complete the movements

This seems even more un-natural than the first video I posted?

Un-natural how so?

This is for the video RB put up.
I would put - lack of full range of motion here (unless they are super tight - in which case, one has other issues to worry about 1st…)
I would like to see the knee getting closer to 90deg at the front, and there is no Extension of the leg past Straight line with the body.
For an exercise like this, for it’s purpose, Full complete range would be best, otherwise, go Squat :slight_smile:

For the very 1st video posted - looks nearly good - nice knee lift, perhaps too much. But, the position ends with the foot Underneath the person (just like a squat would)

They are tight…

Where, mostly?
What sort of stuff do you do to combat this issue? Do you do therapy yourself, or pass them onto somebody else?
I used to pass my clients onto somebody else - but, the issues never left. So, i had to start doing it myself.
To get it done right, ya got to do it yourself…

Talking about the vid…

If the guy in the Video - for purposes of track running - if he stood a big closer to the pad, he would/should get better rear side extension.