So I've been doing this lately for my leg day:
Leg Press (2x8-10)
Leg Extensions (2x8-10)
Seated Hamstring Curl (2x8-10)
Stiff-Legged Deadlift (2x8-10)
Seated Calf (2x15-17)
Smith machine calf raises (2x12-14)
Works great and I see nice gains. But:
I dislike Stiff-Legged deadlifts with a passion. I just can not get them working and I always feel the effect in my lower back. I've read lots of guides and I've tried reduing my weights, elevating my toes, bending my knees slightly and all that jazz. Im quite tall at 6'4 and I believe this is why I cant get it working properly.
Will my routine suffer if I just remove that one completely? Can it be replaced somewhat by say adding another set or two to my curls? (The later questions feels like a "no", but I'm throwing it out there)
As for squats, I have issues with a inflammation behind my right kneecap. I've had this on and off since I was 14 (29 now) and did a lot of various sports at the time that "messed up" that knee. I see gains in squats, but I need to take weeks of squats now and then to let it rest and and for the pain to pass. Then rinse and repeat. Tried therapy for it, but it did not help. Apparently its a common thing and I just have to feel it out myself.
I like doing squats and I got the technique down (got a good spotter), but if I can get more steady gains somewhere else then I'm up for it. It not a goal of mine to be awesome at squats anyhow so I don't mind not doing it.
Hope someone can help out :).