I have no pics, so i'll try to describe it. It's a type of squat machine. It's elevated off the grown, and has a platform that you put your feet on, and it's elevated also. It's tilted at an upward angle, and the weights are racked in the back of the machine on both sides. It has pads that you put your shoulders under with your head in between. You stand up with the weight on your shoulder, and you release the safety lever (holds the weight and prevents you from going down). Then you squat.
Does anyone know what this machine is called, and has anyone ever used it or seen it. Is it a good replacement for squat rack excercises???
sounds like your talking about a hack squat machine, pretty good machine imo to help work the quads
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If this is a hack squat machine
Then that's not what i'm talking about. The machine i'm talking about is similar, but very different. The whole machine is elevated off the ground, and it's more squats then presses. It puts you in a squat like position, in perfect form, and you perform in a squatlike movement. The weights are located in the lower back part of the machine, while the weights in the Hack Machine are located in the upper back part of the hack machine. T
id say hack squat or v squat machine.
Last edited by Stackattack; 12-20-2004 at 06:54 AM.
I know exactly what you are describing, we have it at my gym. It's pretty much a regular squatting machine from what I've gathered. I used to do that for squats before I did freeweight squats. I don't think it's as good as leg press, but it's better than nothing. I could load up a TON of 45s on each side, yet could only start at 135 lbs for freeweight squats, so be wary!
Yea, it's the V squat. I can load it up to 450 (5 plates on each side) and rep it out for about 12+ times. Probably for 20x's. I feel it better than leg press. On leg press machine, I rep 400lb's as many times as I want, and on the leg press weight machine, I could rep out up to 8 plates each side about a year ago.Originally Posted by gcs118
Before this, I did freeweight squats, and repped over 300. I don't like using freeweights because I never felt it in my legs, only my lower back.
I mean, are freeweights THAT important? This machine works my legs, and I like that. The squats never worked my legs, IMO. I never felt a burn, plus balancing that shyt without a spotter is gay. So is this alright to use?
Last edited by TheWhoa04; 12-20-2004 at 11:41 AM.
Squats didn't work your legs? WTF?Originally Posted by TheWhoa04
That's a picture of Scarlett Johansson.
if you are asking if you can grow sufficient mass on your legs without free weights... then yes
Yea. No burn, no soreness in legs, just lowerback pain. And before anyone asks whether or not I was using correct form, I was. I worked out with alot of ppl, and my stepfather was the first to show me correct form. At first maybe, but my legs did not feel the burn as much as it does during the V-squat, but I still have to use about 5 sets with 10-15 reps to get it. But I feel it when I do.Originally Posted by Vapour Trails
Last edited by TheWhoa04; 12-20-2004 at 03:48 PM.