3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Fitness > Weight and Resistance Training

Weight and Resistance Training Boost weight loss, and look great!

Train for functional fitness- great article on why to avoid machines!

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-06-2008, 07:41 PM   #1
Mel
Senior Member
 
Mel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: West Chester, PA
Posts: 7,023

Default Train for functional fitness- great article on why to avoid machines!

There have been lots of discussions here on the topic of machine training versus free weights and the value of multi-joint, multi-planar exercises. Although long, this article really sums up how all those machines became the standard way to work out in gyms, and why it's such a poor idea.

At the private club where I train, the most popular piece of "equipment" is the 30X30 foot rubber mat in the center of the facility. The long hallway is a close second. Every once in a while, one of the trainers will use a machine just to make the owner feel like he didn't waste too much money

If you don't want to read through the history of machine based training, skip to page 3. I found the whole article a great read!

Keep on Moving!

Mel
__________________
Falling down is not failure....Failure is staying down.
Save the Earth, it's the only planet with chocolate and wine.

It isn't about waiting for the storm to pass...
It's about learning to dance in the rain.

9 years at or under goal weight! Working Maintenance Everyday
Mel is offline  
Old 01-19-2009, 11:26 AM   #2
WW Moderator
 
Jennifer 3FC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 6,874

Default

They no longer link to page 2 and beyond, so to read the article now, here are the direct links to pages 2 through 5:

Page 2


Page 3


Page 4


Page 5
__________________
We're fat chicks, not doctors. Please see your physician before taking advice found on the internet.

Last edited by Jennifer 3FC : 01-19-2009 at 11:27 AM.
Jennifer 3FC is offline  
Closed Thread
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:58 PM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2