Which one of these should I use as the primary killer for my legs, to increase strength and bulk them up. I use to do smith machine, but its just too painful, maybe its painful cause i dont' see improvements and maybe i don't see improvements cause i don't work them out often (thats going to change)... i don't do free barbell squats i can't seem to keep my balance i guess but i could also try that but WITH ALOT Less weight than with smith machine, with smith machine i could do about 250? not sure thats not max tho i know that cause i at least go for 6-8 sets.
i use to follow the 4 set smith machine workout with 4 sets of leg extensions and 4-5 sets of leg curls for hamstrings... and then go over to do some calf exercises using hte hack squat, calf raises and the sitting down calf machine..
w0w i can't walk now i did hack squat for first time as a main exercise... umm i didn't go up high in weights tho kinda of weird only did 2 plates on each side... but that was max and i ended up about 6 reps... then i did 1 leg-leg curls and did calf raises then went to leg extensions then did 1 set of leg press
If you can't back squat, try doing front squats. I do both but prefer fronts because your more upright and can go deeper with greater comfort. Our hack machine sucks, so I do barbell hacks. They are a killer and somewhat ackward. I usually finish with leg extensions, ham curls, and calf work.
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well my lower back has beens suxing lately but i think i tried to fix that yestruaby by acctualy working out my lwoer back.. i don't do that and i think ia m going to pay for it soon if i dont' start too... maybe after i get my lower back stronger it won't hurt as much...
i feel the pain mostly in my lower back and a little in my knee.....