Just looking for a bit of advice to check that I'm not about to waste a whole lot of time and effort.
Due to a 15 year old shoulder injury and a serious amount of arthritis in the joint I do not had the flexability to get my left arm back far enough to hold the bar for a back squat. Instead I pretty much just cheated myself out of decent leg development and deadlifted like crazy for the last year since getting back into the weights after a long period off doing other sports. I have some strength base and DL 407 currently for singles.
I have just changed to a new gym that has a sweet Hack Squat machine and could see myself getting stuck into them as long as they are an adequate (if not ideal) substitute for building decent leg mass.
Has anyone used Hack Squats as their primary leg building exercise or in your opinion are they just not going to cut it.
Front Squats are also difficult to hold any decent weight because of the shoulder but I am making a slow and concerted effort to see if I can build into these also.
Cheers in advance for any advice.