I’ve been using a modified version of ABBH 2 with great results. My gym does not have any free weight barbells and I can’t squat heavy due to injuries sustained in the past. My substitute leg exercises are:
- Quad dominant: machine leg presses (with a weight stack)
- Hip dominant: smith machine deadlifts
I realise that Smith machine deadlifts (full bent-leg movement - not stiff leg) might be regarded as awful from a biomechanics/injury perspective but they feel fine and I’ve been getting great results. Would appreciate any thoughts anyone may have on this approach though.
I actually use the Smith machine for a number of upper body movements too due to the lack of barbells. Again, the movements don’t feel unnatural or injury-prone but I can’t help being concerned as the Smith machine does appear to be a very poorly regarded piece of equipment.