Functional training, free-weight are given much importance nowadays. But the machines that are used in gyms should not be neglected. Machines have lost their importance, instead kettlebells and barbells are used increasingly by fitness freaks. But, most of the gym professionals or expert trainers suggest that machines can be extremely helpful as they can perfectly train if you are associated with some injuries. It also helps you to achieve a toned body structure. Some of the must-use machines are as follows:
• Horizontal Seated Leg Press
In these machines, gaining weight or muscle is easier as they have a smaller learning curve and the risk of injury is less. One just has to sit in the position and press the machine with the legs. This will make you legs work really hard. The only thing which should be kept in mind is that the distance between the pressing platform and the seat should be accurate.
• Lat Pulldown
The phrase, ‘do more with less’ can be perfectly associated with thus machine. It is a multi functional machine. It helps to build up several different upper body muscles. This machine helps to strengthen the back, the shoulders and the biceps.
• Hanging Leg Raise
It is one of the best exercises for building up core and abdominal strength. Raising your legs would put extreme pressure on your lowers abs and abdominal muscles. It also helps to reduce the belly fat without outing much stress on spine and lower back.
• Chest Press
Chest press acts as a whole body workout. It is great exercise for cardiovascular muscles. It tones your body as well as develops athletic power and stimulates abdominal muscles.
Before starting to work out with the machines, it is mandatory to ask your gym trainer for proper guidance to get positive results.