I don't usually post here but I believe it's the right place to find the answer to this question.
Although my sport is not a strength sport presay. It does require strength and power in excess of my natural abilities.
Due to the fact that I train alone and in the early morning hours. I use machines for all my heavy leg work. I know there is a difference in amounts lifted and strength gained. Between machines and free weights.
Does anyone know the comparable differences between the two. For example a 500lb machine squat would be comparable what in a free weight squat.
This is more for curiousity than anything else. Thanks for any input.