The ultimate strength training exercise has just been re-invented. The Exerbotics Squat (eSQ) has all the advantages of a free weight squat plus a whole lot more. Commercial strength equipment must incorporate safety. Testing the squat is critical and can also be very dangerous when high loads are required. By utilizing Exerbotics Iso-Velocity Technology, the eSQ is arguably the most complete and effective lower body training machine every built. With true concentric and eccentric measurement, real time feedback, computer controlled range of motion and over 1,394 lbs of available force, the Exerbotics eSQ delivers a natural squat without the fear of heavy loads, height adjustments or squat depth interpretations.
What We Like About the Squat
When you ask me what I love about this machine, I have to think, do I love this machine? From a user perspective it can be the absolute most crushing experience. There is no other element of exercise that I have felt such a blast of all out pain and exhaustion as fast as this machine. So, this is a Love / Hate relationship.
The Squat is the ultimate movement in balance, mechanics and activation of critical muscle groups. The eccentric component of this machine is what I believe creates the unrivaled advantage. I have never been a great squatter, especially at the bottom of the lift. There is no cheating on this machine. You are going to go all the way to down (to your prescribed depth) and you are going to have force targets to hit both directions. 5 repetitions will create a different level of fatigue than all day in a free weight rack if you want it to.
Outside of the high performance realm, this is a wonderful machine to begin teaching functional movement starting with short range of motion and slowly expanding it as a user gets stronger and more stable. This is critical in all types of rehab scenarios. When we designed the squat, we knew it could be a monster but we may have underestimated the importance it has in many applications.