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3 Machines to avoid at gym

Top exercise machines to avoid in the gym:
1. Machine Lateral Raises: locks shoulders into a range of motion that can cause impingement and rotator cuff issues.  *Alternative: use dumb bells to do side raises

2. Adductor & Abductor Machines: when you internally and externally rotate your hips while seated, it puts a great deal of pressure on your low back. Lifting a heavy load on this machine can make the IT band so tight it throws the knee cap out of place. *Alternative: Straight leg side cable kicks & bent leg side cable kicks. 

3.  Seated rotation machine: very stressful on your lower back.  * Protect back, burn more calories by doing a standing torso twist.

Angie Sellers