Is it true that taking too much of weight on the leg-press machine can affect a woman's body.If so what could be an alternative to the same ?
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By "affect" do you mean make you look like a male bodybuilder? if yes, then the answer is "surely no". There is a misconception about women and weight lifting, a lot of women think that if they do some weight training they will grow huge muscles like male bodybuilders.
While increasing weight will make you build a bit more muscles of course, but there is a big difference in the physiology of men vs women, of which : Men have more muscles, have more testosterone (which helps build muscles),etc..
My personal recommendation if you want to "tone" your body, all you need to do is "body-weight" training. It will make you build the necessary nice looking muscles, strength, endurance, and will give you a much better looking shape than machines and body building. body weight training might not be suitable for someone joining a body building competition, but it is the BEST for someone who want to tone their body and have good shape. (I assume that's what you are aiming at)
Yes, the leg press will affect your body. It will help make you stronger, and look more fit. A barbell squat is often advocated as a better alternative to the leg press machine. It activates more muscles during the exercise, specifically your core (back and abs).