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5 Machines In The Gym That Every Woman Must Avoid

Exercise machines aren’t always effective or even safe for use because some tend to cause more harm than good. Your goals, fitness level and your health history would help you know which machines should be avoided. Mostly, the abdominal machines at the gym should be avoided because of its effect, especially on ladies. Here are 5 machines that should be totally avoided by women when they go to the gym.

Avoid the seated leg extension

seated leg extension

 

This usually puts your knees at high risk. Usually, machines force you to move in the direction that it is going and that can be dangerous for your knee. However, you can always do the movements naturally. It’s really important to move your body especially if you have been sitting down all day at work, in place of this, it’s recommended better that you just do squats- which would be just as good if not even better. For more advanced more you can add modifications to your squats.

Avoid the seated chest fly

seated chest fly

When you are doing this exercise, you tend to isolate some muscle groups just focusing on particular muscles. This strains the rotator cuff muscles and it is an unnatural move. In place of this you can just do push ups which act on a large number of muscles all at once.

Avoid the seated hip abductor

seated hip abductor

You are meant to be using your hips, thighs, and normal body weight all at the same time. But when you are seated, you are not using your core. Instead using this machine, you can just do lunges. This also works on groups of muscles at the same time and side lunges helps to work on the inner thigh. Lunges can be done on your back or in a squat position, and resistance bands are not really expensive and can be used to travel where ever you are going.

Avoid abdominal machines

abdominal machines

This machines only work on the outer abs, not the deeper muscles. It doesn’t give you muscle tone and makes your abs flat. It is advisable to do planks instead because they do not only work on the abs but your arms and back as well. This is also a great way of working your oblique’s too.

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