The 8 Billion Pound Leg Press of Doom

March 27, 2015

The 8 Billion Pound Leg Press of Doom

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That snazzy title got your attention didn’t it? Well, it certainly got my attention when I came across this video with the same title on Youtube and that is why I just had to watch this slow-train-wreck of an exercise all the way through.

I could not take my eyes off this guy as I was fully expecting a knee cap to explode off and shoot across the gym, taking out some poor unsuspecting passerby. Sadly, I was let down in more ways than I care to list here after watching this travesty of “exercise.” 


I don't know this fellow personally, but if I did, I would take him aside and have a nice little chat with him. The things I would share with him would be the following:

  • How long did it take you to rig all of those weights on that leg press? That looks like some advanced Tetris stuff right there my friend. You might want to consider a career in engineering if this leg pressing thing doesn't work out for you.
  • Is that a chain wrapped around your waist so that you don't eject out of the seat? You, sir, are hardcore!
  • You aren’t impressing anyone by putting that much weight on and NOT actually moving it. Both men and women are shaking their heads right now and I don't think they are doing it out of approval.
  • Your knee and hip joints HATE you. Just because they haven't told you so as of yet, doesn't mean you should tempt fate. I live in Las Vegas, but I don’t gamble and I recommend that you don't roll the dice with your poor joints either.
All joking aside, please do not attempt this type of activity, my friends, as nothing positive will come of it. When it comes to strength training, “more” is not better. Better is better.

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