My battle with a pretty nasty hamstring problem continues to rage on. 14 calendar pages have come and gone since injuring it during a run last year. A local Sports Medicine/Surgery outfit has been putting the pieces back little by little. Since getting diagnosed by them I’ve been spending twice a week in therapy with a steady diet of strength training and intense ultrasound. In honor of today’s solid 2 mile run at a pretty aggressive pace, this post centers on a recently purchased piece of weight equipment. A staple of the rehab has been leg presses/squats to re-strengthen damage in the hammie. Up to this point I rarely strength trained the legs due to all the years in martial arts and my passion for outdoor work. Now with the imbalance caused by the injury, it is a necessary evil. In order to increase the pace of recovery, I decided to enhance my home gym with a freestanding leg press. After a lengthy research and exhausting all local establishments, the winner was an offering off of Amazon. The rest of my gym is based on a unit from Body Solid and I have had zero complaints about their product or service (they even replaced all of my cabling for free without a moment’s hesitation after 8 years of heavy use thanks to their lifetime guarantee policy).
The unit was on sale (about $500 less than local places and free shipping), but the damage was in the grand range. Here is what the new baby looks like.
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