Machine Training Myths

One of my favorite training bloggers Drew Baye posted this a little while back on his site, It’s very much worth the read.

Machine Training Myths

Contrary to the advice of many well-meaning but ignorant trainers and “experts” out there, machine exercises can be used to build muscular strength and size, strength gained from machine exercises will transfer to other activities, and machines will not injure you or harm your joints when used properly. If someone believes otherwise, they do not understand exercise in general, they don’t understand what functional ability is or how exercise improves it, and they don’t know how to properly use machines (or, as is often the case, how to properly exercise at all).

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