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The 4 Most Useless Pieces Equipment at the Gym

January 08, 2015 2 min read

When we hit the gym, we all have the same common goal in mind: to do work. But, what if I were to tell you that some of the pieces of equipment inside the gym may do more harm than good, much less not even work to your benefit. Here are 4 notorious machines that have been proven useless in the world of fitness: 1. Leg Curl Machine IMG_3054 Image: Oxygen Mag Your hamstrings perform two basic movements: knee flexion & hip extension. The leg curl machine works only knee flexion because it is an "isolation" exercise. This, in turn, cuts down on your benefit from even touching this machine. According to some, this exercise is useless because you never use this exact muscle action in everyday activities. Instead, try single leg deadlifts. 2. Leg Extension Machine large Image: Wikipedia  Okay, okay. The leg extension machine is not completely useless, but it is not the best thing out there as it can put a lot of stress on your knees. Plus, instead of targeting just one muscle-the quads-there are better exercises out there that allow you to target more than just one muscle. Think of this machine more as a "warm up" and not your primary source of muscle building, per say. Instead, do goblet squats, using a kettlebell or dumbbell for your weight. 3. Seated Ab Crunch IMG_3054   Not only does the ab crunch machine not work, it can cause some major injuries! Users of different heights and fitness levels often have a difficult time activating their abdominal muscles correctly. Because of this, there is a substancial increase in the risk of getting injured. Instead, try planks for strength building and kill a few birds with one stone at the same time.   Image: Refined Guy 4. Inner/Outer Thigh Machine IMG_3054 This machine-specifically targeted at women-gives the false impression that it will magically melt away inner and outer thigh fat. This misconception cannot be more wrong! Even some gyms have admitted to purchasing this machine for their gym because it "boosts female clientele." The truth is that we cannot spot reduce. Instead, try squats and lunges. Honorable mention: The Shake Weight... need I say more? anigif_longform-original-28997-1417713476-24   Image: Saturday Night Live Do you follow us on Instagram? [caption id="attachment_98752" align="alignnone" width="100"]snapchat snapcode @BodyRockTV[/caption]    

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