Smith Machines are usu just used by ppl going Heavy on Shoulder Work that dont have a Spotter , and to Teach Form on the Leg Lifts . Usually after a Person has Decent Form they never go back to the Smith Machine .
My keystone lifts for legwork are the squat and the sumo deadlift, but lately I've started working on a Smith machine.
"Doc , it Hurts when I fo that"
Now, when I work legs, I'm almost always finishing at a level of extreme nausea. Especially when I finish off with something like a sumo deadlift. I've never reached the vomit feeling with other muscle groups, only legs
"WELL DONT DO THAT !"
There are a LOT of ways that I Train Legs , none of them Involve the Smith Machine for ANYONE , with the sole exception of Front Squats .
Yes . Leg Day is Sacrosanct . No other Muscular Concerns should Interfere with the Beauty that is Leg Day . No Stretching Is to be done within 3 hours of Lifting , and should likley not be done BEFORE Leg Training . Warm Ups , if needed , should be no More than 5 Min on a Stationary Cycle , if you werent Properly Warmed Up in that time , the Resistance wasnt set High enough . You need to work From BIG , to LITTLE . Squats/Legpress first , then the Smaller or Single Joint Movements .
Last week I couldn't finish legs because halfway through my gorge started to rise. So, if you're working legs and trying to really push your limit, is it better to work them on their own?
What is the difference in legs that causes this to happen?
Why ? Because Leg Training sucks down the body's Resources HARD when youre trying to push yourself to teh Limit . Thats True on a Nutritional level , And a Neural one . You need to Start FRESH , and end DEPLETED . Its a Drag Race , not Cross Country . You should get as Close to your Limit as is Safeley Possible . Hence the 3-5 Reps .
In fact , if I even feel a bit Tired , I will get a Nap , and then do Legs after Im Rested .
Who told you that Bullshit ? Go Smack them . For that to be True Then the Muscles would have to be made of Different Materials than the ones in anoither part of the Body . Thats Rediculous .
And are the reps and ORM percentages really different for legs? Or is that a myth?