Originally Posted by KatCali85
My sister won't do squats. What's better for her, leg presses, smith machine squats, leg extensions or dumbbell lunges?
This is one of those "depends" questions. Depends on if she is new to lifting, lifting a while, preexisting conditions, etc...
If she is new to lifting, I would start with lunges or Split squats. Leg extensions are limited in their effectiveness, IMHO. Machine squats can be hard on the back, and my experience is that if they won't do BB squats they probably won't do Smith's either. Leg press can be helpful, if done correctly. My newbs usually start with Goblet Squats, step ups, split squats and Lunge varieties.
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(Yasen Miroslav Zavadil)
OBX Open August, 2014:
Squat 308 PR
Deadlift 402 PR
Total - 886 at 50 yrs 199.6 lbs
Shooting for a 900+ total for next meet. (see quote below)
"If there is nothing you can improve on, your standards are too low!" - BAMA Strength Coach Scott Cochran
1Co 9:27 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified