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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Machines Reduce Injury Risk NO NO!

MACHINES DO NOT NECESSARILY REDUCE THE RISK OF INJURY!!!
It is a popular myth that you are less prone to injury using machines than you are with free weights. This is somewhat, sometimes true...but in many cases machines can actually increase the risk of injury and/or make recovery more difficult. Why? Machines force the body to move in a fixed path of motion. This one factor helps muscles stabilize, but at the same time can force the body to move in a way that is not entirely natural - which can place stress on joints and tendons. As with any movement done repeatedly, you can set up a repetive motion injury. Free weights, cables and tubes can give you a less restrictive path of motion. If you're rehabbing, ask your doctor or physical therapist if machines or free weights are right for you.