It’s leg day, and you’re torn between whether to deploy the popular squat or the trusty leg press to give your quads a burn inducing workout.
You’ve been told the squat is the go-to for legs, bums and tums but looking at the machine, the leg press would seem to isolate the muscles you want to work far better than an all-rounder could.
So, should you do both? A few reps of one and then the other? The answer is that it depends entirely on what you’re looking to get out of the workout. Let’s take a look at both and answer some common FAQs so you can see where each exercise fits in a workout programme.