Squats and dead lifts are very important, as are machines that emulate them.
But the Compact Leg Sled has some differences that are very significant to some trainers.
- They want things easier for their backs
- They appreciate smoothness and precision
- And ...compactness, when space is at a premium
The design of the carriage and seat section allow for a sled that is significantly more compact that any other in its class. A foot tube is included to provide calf raises.
This takes their backs out of it. There's little of the weight transfer onto lower back that you get with leg presses and shoulder-borne loads. And it's much easier on the knees than free weights and leg presses. Plant your feet higher up the plate and it'll drive through your heels, hit your middle quads, hams and butt and take the pressure off your knees. Take the weight down a bit and do continuous tension, (no stopping at the top) presses with your feet high, and work every fibre in your mid thighs.
The sled moves on 8 high-strength nylon bearing wheels which provide an ultra smooth and quiet ride, providing a sense of precision and smoothness, often absent from other leg action. The carriage wheels hug the steel guide rods, inhibiting any lateral movement and providing a precise motion from top to bottom. It's a powerful, tidy, space-saving alternative to a leg press or hack squat. And gets you into the hundreds of kilos vertical force when factored for the angle. But best of all is the action on your quads, glutes and hams!
The seat, adjustable back pad and adjustable-angle foot plate and hand grips lock the user into perfect position. Lots of position variety to permit wide-area muscle targeting.
This video by Mr Australia Runner Up Brad Turnbull explains its value.
Unpacked weight: 93kg: Capacity: 315kg: (Including your own weight) L=170cm W=120cm H=134cm
Plates aren't included.
Rob Riches includes the Leg Sled in this video, at about 2 min 03 secs:
Lastly, Powertec quality and finish. It uses more cold-formed steel processes; makes equipment tougher, per unit of weight, and gives a far better finish. Powertec owns its own manufacturing. Most don't. It makes a difference - See the Powertec and Ironmaster Benefit.
Quads and Hamstrings Development on the Powertec Leg Sled and Leverage Squat/ Calf Machine
L = 170 cm W = 120 cm H = 134 cm
The Compact Leg Sled is primarily constructed with 2" and 3" steel tubing with a 12 gauge (2.5 mm) wall thickness. A durable baked on powder coat finish is applied to the frame. Bearings, aircraft cable, ball bearing reinforced pulleys, nylon precision bushings and spring pins are industrial grade. Nuts and bolts are high tensile strength to withstand heavy loads. Padding is industrial grade high density foam with double stitched upholstery.
Lifetime Warranty on structural frame (excludes paint). Five year warranty on moving frames (press arms and other unspecified moving components). Two year warranty on components (bearings, locking pins, pulleys, cables, slide rods etc). One year warranty on pads, grips and other unspecified parts. The warranty is for the original purchaser and for domestic use.
Load: 700 lbs or 315 kg. Weight of unit: 93 kg.
Leg Sled - Spare Your Back - and Knees!
- Product Code: Powertec
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