This article will provide a list of the most useless exercise equipment that can be found in any fitness club.
First place. Trainer Gravitron.
This machine is one of the most useless machines around. Top 1 unfulfilled hopes of learning to pull up. Many, to their regret, may find that pulling up on the Gravitron simulator, switching to a regular horizontal bar, notice that they also cannot pull up. Why is this happening? But because at the time of training in this simulator, the development of the target back muscles does not improve. Instead of the Gravitron simulator, you can use completely ordinary exercises much more effectively. For example: Bent-over Rows, Vertical Block Rows, or a variety of TRX Rows.
Second place. Hack a simulator or exercise “squatting in a GAC simulator.”
This simulator is one of the most traumatic simulators. Accordingly, we consider it useless to use in our training. First of all, the knee joint suffers. Since during the exercise there is a large load at the wrong angles.
Third place. Roman bench or Roman chair.
This simulator performs exercises on the abdominal muscles, rectus abdominis muscle. Many people do this exercise completely incorrectly and, as a result, the load goes to the iliopsoas muscle. Accordingly, the lumbar region to the lumbar spine receives a load several times higher than the usual threshold. It is traumatic. In this case, any exercises on the abdominal muscles are best performed on a mat.
Fourth place. Exercise machine Leg extension in the machine.
This simulator is useless for exactly the same reason as the Hook Squat simulator. In this simulator there is a very large load on the knee joint, and if you still do the exercise incorrectly, let’s say straighten your knees at the end point, it becomes very traumatic. Another reason to think about is that this exercise is isolated, that is, the emphasis is only on the quadriceps. Movement occurs only in the knee joint. Most users just don’t need this exercise. It is more effective to do simple squats.
Fifth place. Breeding legs in the simulator while sitting.
We also class it as useless exercise. This simulator is very popular among girls who believe that with the help of this exercise they will be able to achieve roundness of the hips, remove excess fat. What’s really going on? Abducting the hip from a sitting position is a potentially hazardous exercise and can lead to sprains or ligament damage.
In the end, how to understand that the simulator is effective and will bring maximum benefit?
The easiest way is to listen to your feelings. If the movement seems unnatural, it is most likely simply useless. And if you want to be 100% sure of the effectiveness of your chosen simulator, then take up the study of biomechanics.