Two top exercises for legs are leg extensions, and prone hamstring curls – prone, as you are lying face down. Just about every gym will have machines for these actions.
But nowhere, apart from Gold’s Gym in Venice Beach, California, have I seen versions of these machines quite as vintage as these. They are chain-and-cog driven, and have a lovely smooth motion – they are obviously much loved pieces of history, that are kept well-oiled on the chains.
If you go to Gold’s, do have a go on these machines. Even if it’s not a leg day for you – its a joy to do, and you are using a real piece of fitness heritage. I’ve seen video of Arnold using these exact machines, you can almost feel the history.
Click here.for the video.