- Dec 24, 2004
Along those lines; my old gym didn't have a standing leg curl, so I used the leg extension machine. The look on people's faces was always "he doesn't know what he's doing...wait...I don't know what I'm doing."
Full credit to Mark Dugdale because I got the idea from him.
I used to do standing leg curls on our lying leg curl at my last gym, too, as well as turning the donkey Calf raise into a VERY effective pendulum/sissy squat. I'm like Dante, you get burned out on the same old shit and need to get creative and sometimes a certain leverage point or mechanical positioning is all you need to turn an otherwise mediocre movement into something extremely effective. It can get a little weird but that's the fun of it. For instance, try any lat pull movement with your pinky off the grip of whatever you're doing. Sounds silly as fuck but try it and see how much better you feel it in your lats...
Not trolling, promise. Learned that from Seth Feroce I think?
John Meadows is another that comes up with some really interesting movements