Rise of the Machine

Mistake #6

Machines are so 19th century.

Machines are so 19th century.    Photo: Frances Benjamin Johnston

Using machines
“In the real world you don’t do anything sitting down,” says Rob Shaul, the owner of Mountain Athlete in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. “You need to get out of the chair and do things that emulate real-life activities.”

The Fix
Use barbells and dumbbells. “Free weight training is more athletic, engages the core, is more functional, yields better gains, and is simply more interesting and fun,” says Shaul. 

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