Leverage Squat Machines....Opinions?

  1. Registered User
    moflika's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Age
    29
    Posts
    78
    Answers
    0

    Leverage Squat Machines....Opinions?


    My knees have always been bad, but at the moment I'm recovering from messing up my left knee even more than usual. After about 6 weeks I went back to normal squats, but I think I went back too soon, so it got messed up again. After about another 6 weeks of rest on the legs I decided to try out the leverage squat machine....this thing rocks!

    I have much more control over my glutes, hams and quads. I feel like I can push much harder while on this machine. Yes, I know that it might not be the best for form, but with my bad knees I'd rather play it safe. I know squats done right should not hurt your knees, but I just can't really push my limits when I have to worry about my knee. The only reason I hurt it was because I went down way too fast. Other than that one time after warming it up it never really hurt much with wraps on for heavy sets.

    So after making you read this long a** thing my question is: What would I lose from sticking with the leverage squat machine after my knee fully heals. The only thing I don't like right now is that the pad the I have to stand on isn't wide enough for the wide stance I like, but other than that all is good. Also, since I have bad knees, would wearing knee wraps all the time during squats lead to bad things?

  2. Board Supporter
    guyfromkop2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Age
    37
    Posts
    936
    Answers
    0


    leave the machine alone, do regular bar squats, it's a form issue if your knees are hurting. just get someone(preferably a powerlifter) or post a clip and someone will critique your squat form. you're only 21, i know guys who have completely blown out there knees, are over 40 and are squatting over a grand. and knee wraps are good when you go heavy(over 400) but when you are under invest in a pair of rehband knee sleeves, they are expensive but worth every penny.
  3. Registered User
    moflika's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Age
    29
    Posts
    78
    Answers
    0


    Ok, I think I'll give my knees a little more rest and then I'll slowly head back to the bar squats.
    •   
       

  4. Registered User
    phil216's Avatar
    Stats
    5'9"  157 lbs.
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Age
    40
    Posts
    418
    Answers
    0


    wrap your knees and SQUAT

Similar Forum Threads

  1. Best angle for hack squat machine?
    By DGA3 in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 01-23-2014, 11:40 PM
  2. Squatting Machine made of flesh...
    By PaulBlack in forum Powerlifting/Strongman
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 11-19-2013, 01:14 PM
  3. Anyone here use the hack squat machine?
    By Rock Lee in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 12-10-2008, 08:19 AM
  4. Hack Squat Machine
    By weightlifting in forum Training Forum
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 12-05-2008, 05:23 PM
  5. New Squat machine
    By ItsHectic in forum Exercise Science
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 06-14-2007, 02:27 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Log in

Log in