My Athletic Trainer/PT Couldn't Answer This

There's only one time today my athletic trainer/pt was stumped (today), and it was when I asked him something about a piece of equipment he puts patients on every day. He and the other therapists there said that their equipment was so old (but still very usable!) that no one had the owner's manual anymore that they could look up my answer for me. I have been doing supine squats, flat on my back as always and recently with just one leg, on this piece of equipment they call a Shuttle. It has 5 power bands on it. When I started I could only use 2 power bands and could barely push it back with both legs, at a number setting on a slider behind where a patient puts there feet. Now I use 5 bands and today he put it on number 5, which was HARD with one leg, but doable for 4 sets of 10. What kind of weight does that translate to? I asked him what the numbers meant on the slider bar, as well as the power band, and he couldn't tell me other than to tell me that I was getting stronger! I wanted to know how much stronger. Also, I wanted to make sure that I wasn't going to get bulky legs like some athletes who train. I am not an athlete. Thank you.

Posted By Rose on June 11, 2007 at 18:39:48:

Knitted ankle support incorporating an anatomically contoured silicone insert lying posterior to the medial and lateral malleolus and over the front of the foot. Used to reduce swelling and soreness.

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