There is no lower back or knee pain with this machine which makes it perfect especially if you’re a bit older!
This machine allows a full range of movement while still delivering a proper squat workout. The squat/Calf machine deserves a 10 out of 10 rating.
Although there have been many positives out of the free weight training revolution associated with the growing popularity of CrossFit, Powerlifting and Strength training, one downside is that some people have the belief there is no room for any form of machines in the gym. However this free weight only thinking has reached its peak and people are starting to see the benefits.
There is no denying that barbell exercises are the king of leg exercises for some people, but definitely not all. Some people experience pain when squatting – yes they might have form or mobility issues that can be addressed. The trouble is finding someone suitably qualified to address the issues. Once you have found them there is considerable time and investment required to commit to training. Once you have done all that you find out you don’t like doing barbell squats all the time!
The big advantage of this leverage squat machine and why a lot of personal trainers like this machine, is that gets you into a really safe position to do squats with ease. It easily eliminates the stress on the lower back and knees, and transfers the tension on the quads & Glutes. It also allows you to go deeper and over time you will improve your squat depth. This improved flexibility transfers over to the barbell squat if you are including them into your leg workout, or want to do them at a later date.