As the roads here in Japan are getting sketchy, I am trying to focus more strength training. The recent episode on strength training was quite useful. One of the pieces of advice was to go for high weights but low reps, and I have tried to put that into practice.
I have rather strong legs, so I can do leg presses with 150-180 kgs. However, I have had two surgeries on my right knee and I can feel that leg presses using gym machines take a toll on my joints. This jives with what was said on the most recent podcast where Chad (I think) mentioned that leg presses on the machine are really bad for your joints.
What are alternatives to leg presses that improve the total strength of the same muscle groups?