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What weights machines do you use at the gym?

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    People always bang on about using free weights etc which I do mainly use, but I also use machines purely because I'm lazy a lot of the time.

    I use

    Machine rows because I don't care about rows that much

    Seated shoulder press just for ease and I feel a nice pump. I obviously don't use this as my main shoulder press exercise

    Reverse pec dec ...for ease

    Machine leg press for single leg press to try and rectify imbalances.
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    The only weight machine i use is the leg press. I do quite a bit of cables as well, but i don't know if you'd classify that as machines.
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    Yeah I would class it as machine.

    I actually do facepulls on the cables...apart from that I hate them. The bicep boys love them.
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    The Smith machine, because my gym doesn't have a squat cage.
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    (Original post by McHumpy92)
    Yeah I would class it as machine.

    I actually do facepulls on the cables...apart from that I hate them. The bicep boys love them.
    I do cable cross overs on them mostly, and i am guilt to an occasional bicep curl and/or tricep pushdown
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    (Original post by ArsLongaVitaBrevis)
    The Smith machine, because my gym doesn't have a squat cage.
    This.
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    just do what ur comfortable with. i started lifting weights 5 years ago, and initially i only did machine weights as i could balance myself properly with the free weights. As i got used to it i began using free weights more. I would recommend using a mixture of the two.
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    I use the air-pressure bicep machine and do drop-sets, ****ing best burn ever.
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    (Original post by nish81)
    This.
    Sucks doesn't it?
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    nearly all of them......theres nothing wrong with them if used correctly and at a good enough weight....u shud incorporate them into your workout imo..
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    (Original post by ArsLongaVitaBrevis)
    Sucks doesn't it?
    Yeah I'm probably going to switch to a different gym when my membership's up in a couple of weeks
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    (Original post by nish81)
    Yeah I'm probably going to switch to a different gym when my membership's up in a couple of weeks
    Nice! Mine's within walking distance of my house so I'll be sticking with it though. Also, it's almost always pretty empty - it's a small gym with a few regular people, so the atmosphere's great.
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    Leg press
    Cables for pullthroughs
    Cables for facepulls
    Calf raise machine
    Horizontal row machine
    Rear delt machine

    And we've a really old preacher curl machine I really like.

    That's it machine wise for me. Lat pulldownsm occasionally if I'm feeling too lazy for pullups.
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    (Original post by catjaum)
    nearly all of them......theres nothing wrong with them if used correctly and at a good enough weight....u shud incorporate them into your workout imo..
    Is that photo in your signature you?
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    (Original post by ArsLongaVitaBrevis)
    Is that photo in your signature you?
    yes me at 20....
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    (Original post by catjaum)
    yes me at 20....
    6/10 at best. Elbows too pointy.
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    Lat pulldown

    Tricep pushdown even though it's terrible and free weights are way better for triceps IMO

    Sometimes chest press

    Sometimes the cable row, which is basically as good as free weights, probably

    Leg extension and curl machines

    Sometimes cables for face pulls

    Rear delt/reverse chest thing

    Regular chest fly (better than free weights)
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    (Original post by The Troll Toll)
    Lat pulldown

    Tricep pushdown even though it's terrible and free weights are way better for triceps IMO

    Sometimes chest press

    Sometimes the cable row, which is basically as good as free weights, probably

    Leg extension and curl machines

    Sometimes cables for face pulls

    Rear delt/reverse chest thing

    Regular chest fly (better than free weights)
    Oh yeah, I forgot about leg extension and curl machines!
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    Leg curls feel horrible! Surely SLDL or RDL is much better? I do sometimes use leg extension machine to get that tear drop.

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