Old Fashioned Squats vs Life Cycle Leg Press
So I've been trying the Life Cycle circuit on leg day, leg press, leg curl, ham curls and calves, I keep catching glimpses of the smith bar, it's calling to me.
My old school training says nothing beats a squat for muscle development and explosiveness. One advantage I see on the Cybex/Life Cycle leg press over the squat is the ability to go to absolute muscle failure without having to drop the bar awkwardly, nonetheless I have a voice in my head telling me I'm missing out.
So here is my question:
What is better life cycle leg press or squats? Am I wrong in thinking the squat incorporates more than just the quads? Should I just give in and squat? Can you clarify this point?