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Lying Down Squat?


#1

Saw pictures of "Old Time" Strongmen, lying on the ground pushing Barbell with the legs up.... not the safest lol... but with the Smith Machine it's made alot safer.

So is it any good an exercise or is it redundant for a reason ?

Thanks


#2

There also used to be a machine called the vertical leg press which was the exact exercise you described. There is a reason why it has not been done for over 20 years! Things that work tend to stand the test of time.


#3

Righteo back to regular squats then lol

Thank you.