I recently started leg glute pushdown using a Gravitron in order to develop my bottom a bit. I don't understand one thing though: what's the difference between this and leg presses? It feels pretty much like the exact same move with simply a different angle. Why would the pushdown version target the glutes better?

  • What's a Gravitron? The images I find by googling can't be the machine you're talking about. – Alec May 10 '18 at 16:36
  • youtube.com/watch?v=Gj-on_u61JE – drake035 May 10 '18 at 18:35
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    Ah, I see. I've always wondered by people use the assisted dip/pullup station like that. I mean, I get what they're doing, but why not do squats instead? – Alec May 10 '18 at 19:25
  • Add in some barbell hip thrusts for the best glutes development. – mobcity zkore May 10 '18 at 22:24
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    All these ways to get out of squats/deads. – Eric May 11 '18 at 16:51

This machine is moving the glute through a bigger range of motion than a leg press machine, where the glute does not maximally contract (maximum hip angle is only about 90 degrees, which is at the top of the motion).

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