The Compact Leg Sled offers a different approach to leg development.
There's little of the weight transfer onto lower back that you get with leg presses and shoulder-borne loads. It's easier on the knees than free weights and leg presses. Plant your feet higher up the plate and drive through your heels, hit your middle quads, hams and butt. Take the weight down a bit and do continuous tension, no locking out at knees (knees and hips take load off if you stop at the top). High reps this way will make you feel every thigh fibre. And the same goes for lunges. A foot tube is included to provide calf raises and lunges. And, it's a common view that you don't get joint pain on this device, unlike barbell squats.
The mechanics of this mean you are pushing - if you weigh, say, 90 kg, your body's weight, plus 80 kg, - in a squat-style movement - but with little or no knee or back involvement or strain, and the ability to concentrate the effort on the quads. In high volume. On a perfectly smooth mechanism. Don't let anyone tell you these angles make for a lightweight exercise. Brad Turnbull (a Mr Australia Runner-Up), and Lee Priest (a Mr Universe) won't, and they show how to exploit it in videos below.
Enjoy smoothness and precision. The sled moves on long-proven 8 high-strength nylon bearing wheels which provide an ultra smooth and quiet ride, with a sense of precision 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. 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.
Finally - compactness. A leg sled takes up less space than any other leg machine. This one particularly.
Unpacked weight: 93 kg: Capacity: 315 kg: (Including your own weight) L=170 cm W=120 cm H=134 cm. (Current model is longer than the ones in the videos) Plates aren't included.
Brad Turnbull explains the Leg Sled's value. Both these guys emphasise multi-position high-volume. Background music, often good, but not this time.
Rob Riches includes the Leg Sled in this video, at about 2 min 03 secs:
Lastly, Powertec quality and finish has few equals. 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.
Powertec Compact Leg Sled
- Product Code: Powertec
- Availability: In Stock