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    Just imagine how much all the people who only use machines are missing out. Nothing like constantly having a machine stabilize all the weight you're quite simply just pushing or pulling.
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    Of course. This game is all about angles. Even simple things like really squeezing a muscle at the end of the range, instead of just doing the motion, will create a whole new environment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 67bullet View Post
    Just imagine how much all the people who only use machines are missing out. Nothing like constantly having a machine stabilize all the weight you're quite simply just pushing or pulling.
    I fount that out the other day. Haha. Always used to use a smith machine to do squats cause the squat racks were always full, switched gyms, and finally go to try a normal rack, went from a 315 max to only being able to do 225
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    Quote Originally Posted by I<3Boost View Post
    I fount that out the other day. Haha. Always used to use a smith machine to do squats cause the squat racks were always being used, switched gyms, and finally go to use a normal rack, went from a 315 max to only being able to do 225
    lol. This is why I laugh when people brag about being strong cause they do umpteen plates on the leg press. I'm like "Really? How much can you squat?" Usually followed by the disappointed head hang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stardust View Post
    Machines have its place too tho. After my injury I couldnt do free weights - machines were better than nothing. Also not always you have a spotter to watch your form or if you lift very heavy. Also with machine you can better isolate. I do use machines and free weights depends what I want to achieve but I am with you tho. Nothing works on stabilizing muscle like free weight and some people say they see bigger gains with FWs.

    A good program has a mix of everything.

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    The squeeze is the best part!
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    I've never worked out for the sole purpose of getting bigger, I've always done strength training(specifically for hockey). The only machine i ever used was a sit down leg press to do toe ups(calves). I think it's an absolute waste for anything upperbody.

    That said, when i was browsing workout forums the consensus was that machines were great for isolating specific muscles to target growth (size) in specific areas.
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    I pretty much only train with a barbell, kettle bell and bodyweight exercises.



    Bring back the fitness thread!


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