Well, I finally stepped it up and decided to max out the (angled) linear leg press machine that is at the newly opened LA Fitness in Kennesaw, GA. Certainly, this was only my first attempt, and there many more steps to take in order to reach my fitness goals. Last evening, I took this killer 1 hour spin class, and I pushed it to my limits; of course, today is heavy legs and shoulders day, and I had planned to step it up and make my first attempt at leg pressing 1,543lbs. Here is how I did:
Of course, I am a perfectionist, and that means that I am rarely ever fully satisfied with my performance, and this is still the case here. I will rest my legs and refuel my body, but I do feel that I need to go about 5 degrees deeper. Also, it would be great if my chest was filling out quicker, so I could take it to the next level without having to use my crossed arms as guards to ensure that I am not going past 90 degrees (and hence risk injuring my knees). I continue to march forward, but I am always open to comments, recommendations, and everything in between. Of course, I will also be switching up the positioning of my feet in the near future to attack different areas of my legs, but we have to crawl before we can walk, and I am determined to run! Well, I have to run and get back to the gym for some abs before hitting the hot tub, but I appreciate all of your support!