Push your legs to their limit.
There is no need to skip leg day when you have so many different leg machines to choose from!
Free weight squats are fantastic way to build bigger and stronger legs, however not everyone enjoys doing them. Plus, all of us could use a bit of variation in our training. Whether your primary goal is to build legs like tree trunks or to isolate a specific muscle group, you will find a machine to suit your needs.
Featured Leg Machines
Leg presses, hack squats and belt squat machines are the most popular ones from this group. They are designed to target the vast majority of the muscles in your legs. Which makes them perfect for anyone who is looking to replace squats in their training routine.
Traditionally leg presses were expensive and bulky, which made them appeal only to commercial gyms and studios.
With the rise of popularity in home gyms, gym equipment manufacturers introduced many domestic market-oriented stations. Such as: 45-degree leg presses, compact leg sleds and standing squat calf machines.
One of the greatest features which home gyms can offer is - safety. You don’t have to worry about the barbell crushing you, or your form deteriorating mid-set, because the movement is fixed there is very little room to go wrong.
Something that people tend to forget is that a leg press is not limited to just a single exercise. These machines have been made to be multi-functional. For example the ATX Leg Press/Hack Squat Combo also comes with a dedicated calf raise station. If three exercises would not be enough, you can always change your foot position around to activate different muscles in your legs.
Isolation leg machines are everything you need to complete your leg day. They will do a fantastic job taking your workouts to the next level, by strengthening the muscles which may require additional attention.
If you happen to happen to have some extra space in your gym, consider filing it with one of these stations.
The Leg extension leg curl combo must be one of the most popular machines for isolation work. Not only because it is a great workout finisher, but because you can switch between exercises in a matter of seconds. Adjustable pads will help you to get into the optimal training position.
You can also have a look at Glute/Hamstring Developers. Strong posterior chain muscles are a must for any athlete who lifts heavy and wants a healthy lower back.
Sissy squat and seated calf raise single stations are extremely compact and robust. It makes them ideal for anyone who wants a separate leg training machine which would not take up too much of their valuable space.
All Other Leg Machines
They will save you money and space.
ATX have released a squat harness attachment for their racks (it is suitable for other racks with similar specifications as well). Leg Master Rack Add On is designed to decrease the stress on your shoulders and lower back while still delivering the same results as conventional squats.
If you are lucky and own a multi bench, you can convert it to a fully functional leg extension/leg curl machine. Leg Extension Attachments have been engineered to give you the same quality and feel as the standalone stations. The only downside compared to a single machine is that it can get a little bit time consuming when taking it on and off.