I've used enough different machines over the years that I can tell pretty quickly if it's effective. I haven't used their squat machine but I'd prefer a barbell. I have used the leg press and loved it. At peak contraction I was doing nearly 1000lbs...on the bench 460+lbs. The machines are set up to do 2 sets of 8 reps. That last rep doesn't come soon enough. I loved the machines...but maybe I'm a bit of a masochist .
Originally Posted by Gorbag
In my day I went for the bulk and strength. Today, I would not. I think your far better off staying within an ideal strength to body ratio that allows for more agility and stamina. Pumping iron 5-6 days per week in a gym doesn't leave much time for outside the gym specific agility training, even if that training is running and tossing a Freebie back and forth with a friend.
Would I be putting a grain-feed cow on a fad diet if I took it out of the feedlot and put it on pasture eating the grass nature intended?