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
    Commented May 10, 2018 at 16:36
  • youtube.com/watch?v=Gj-on_u61JE
    – drake035
    Commented May 10, 2018 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
    Commented May 10, 2018 at 19:25
  • Add in some barbell hip thrusts for the best glutes development. Commented May 10, 2018 at 22:24
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    All these ways to get out of squats/deads.
    – Eric
    Commented May 11, 2018 at 16:51

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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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