What is your favourite machine to use at the gym?
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Lat pulldown is my favorite as well as rowing machines if they have it (I'm actually tempted to get lat pulldown machine in my home). I tend to do more calisthenics and just visit gyms on motivated seasons and prefer free weights for powerlifts (especially the Olympic bar). Yet among the machines, I love pulling motions like lat pulldown since it is difficult to fine-tune those with pulling bodyweight motions and do things like ascending pyramid otherwise.
I do almost everything in the power rack with a barbell. The one machine I do use is the cables for face pulls and standing crunches. Is it my favorite though? Eh, I don’t know. I don’t program any of that stuff.
But from what I have done, so think the seated overhead press machine is the most fun for some reason.
My favourite is probably the elliptical cause that is the one that I burn the most calories on and I also find it easier than the tread mill even though I burn fewer calories on a tread mill. I also like lifting weights. Not a fan of the weight machines cause I never had somebody teach me how to use them and am afraid to use them without a trainer to give me instructions.
I cannot remember when I last went to the gym, but my favourite is the cable machine.
I think it is the most versatile and one of the most natural (in terms of movements made) machines I have come across. It allows full body activation, which I am a huge believer of.
I don't really use machines.
I use benches and free weights mostly with the exception of machines like the leg press a lot of machines restrict your movement to much and the movement they do allow isn't natural.
Anything you lift in real life that's heavy will be free anyways, not forced going only one direction.
I'd say the cable machine, because it's more versatile and allows you to do different exercises for different body parts.
The most crazy stuff is done with the barbell/dumbbells and bench.
Cable machine. I can do it all there. Wish I had one at home.
I don't go to the gym but if I did, I honestly don't think I'd be able to take my eyes off the girls running on the treadmill.. too distracting 😅
Hi! Would you be willing to share advice with a novice? What would you recommend for someone just starting strength training?
The machine adjustable cable. You can train many muscle groups if you have the accesories, both upper and lower body.
Then it's the outer hip extension.
I don't really use machines, I mostly use barbells and dumbbells. If I really have to choose a machine, I guess it'll be the high row machine.
Last time I went to gym in my road bike I just used the indoor bike, I was too shy about the unfamiliar stuff🤦
I don’t use machines at the gym I take workout classes because once I start the class I know I won’t leave. I take boxing 3x a week.
Just a pull up bar and some dangling rings.
No rise of the machines!
I like the treadmill, cross-trainers, and rowing machines! :)
Cables for squats, deadlifts, pullthroughs, triceps etc
I haven't been to the gym in 3 years and it's starting to show 😭 but I like the abs machine.
Got to be hands down the cable machine! So many exercises you can do
Rowing machine and sometimes treadmill
I am a machine.
Elliptical Machine ☺
The vending machine😂
Treadmills and the bicycle! 😄
Stair machine and elliptical!
Barbell curl calve raise
Curling in the squat rack. Lol.
The power rack is where dreams are made lmao
The treadmill on a high incline
The water fountain.
The vending machine.
I can do everything I need to do with a barbell
Squat rack and leg press
The butt flexor.
Leg press machine
Rowing and leg push thingy.
Mine would be the Treadmill.
squat rack and incline bench
leg press dumbells treadmill
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