is a standing squat equivalent to this machine?
Not even close.
what are the differences then? a vertical leg press is “similar” to a squat but upside down right? like how a push up is “similar” to a flat bench press? tell me what u think! i need to know!
im going to get a beer. id better some some responses cause i need to sit back and ponder this with my beer…heres my thank you ahead of time!
OH! and maybe i should rephrase that first question to “is a vertical leg press equivalent to a standing squat?” there that sounds much better!
In that vertical leg press, the torso is parallel to the ground. At full extension, the legs are around 90 degrees relative to the torso.
I’d love to see you squat with your torso parallel to the ground. Don’t forget to set your hips at 90 degrees during full extension.[/quote]
it looks like you can raise the hip portion of the backrest so that youre not at a 90* angle, but yeh id agree with you that it would be difficult with that kind of an angle…but also, id think that this machine would take your back out of the work