Weight training machines can be confusing and complicated if you’ve never used them before. Gym goers generally want personal trainers to guide them through the machines so they get a better understanding of how they work. Although weight training machines are a good way to start out your weight training routine; they are generally frowned upon when you ONLY use the machines and no other source of weights.
- They help to teach beginners the general motion of various standard exercises such as the chest press, should press, row and squat.
- In general, they can minimize injury due to weak stabilizing muscles ( which most beginners lack)
- Easy to use
- Easy to develop a standard routine
- They don’t train stabilizing muscle which help to support joints and burn tons of calories.
- They are 2 dimensional. The world we live in is 3 dimensional. In order to function well in your own environment you need to train your body in all areas.
- Machines were originally made to focus on one or 2 muscle groups to aid in muscle gain. So, why are we using them to lose weight?
- Stuck in as rut. Many people get so used to using the machines that they never venture outside into other aspects of training.
- Dependence on machines leads to plateaus.
If you want to get the most out of your time in the gym, then you have to challenge your muscles in different ways. If you love using machines they try incorporating bands into your routine then add some dumbbells. This versatility will give you a more affective workout routine that withstands time and plateaus. If you aren’t sure how to change up your routine, write in and we will do our best to help you out!