Let’s be honest, gyms are packed with tons of machines, devices and install new ones to impress and get gym-goers excited about. A lot and most equipment in the gym is useful and practical; however, there are some machines and exercises performed with these machines that I absolutely, 100% believe you should stay away from or use with EXTREME caution if you feel confident enough to avoid a serious injury. It’s really a matter of looking at the risk to reward ratio.
1) Leg Extension Machine
Every gym has one of these and is used by nearly everyone when it comes to looking for the easy way out to leg training. Aside from it being a less impressive isolation exercise for the quadriceps, it really puts the knee in a very vulnerable position by placing sheer forces and unwanted torque at the knee when in the bent position. With heavy resistance, this can ask for an ugly ACL injury. Also, it’s not a functional movement performed in our lives like a squat is, so instead perform squats or lunges and you will benefit from a significantly greater stimulus for your legs.
2) Lat Pull-Down Machine
Now there’s nothing wrong with lat pull-down, but to receive the best benefit from it, please just keep the bar in front of your chest. Countless times I see people pull the bar behind their neck with the mindset that it’s more effective. The only thing that this motion is more effective at is causing shoulder impingement. Most people don’t possess the most flexible shoulders, but unless you do then just be very cautious.
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We're sure there are some people out there that are still hungover.
We already mentioned staying away from certain darker colored drinks can help your hangover not be so head-splittingly awful.
Well it turns out that if you smoked and drank on New Year's Eve (or any other night out) your hangover was most likely worse than it would have been had you only drank!
A study of 113 college students every day for eight weeks found:
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Here's something mind-blowing that you might not know: Megan Fox didn't bounce back into incredible shape after having a baby because of working out. In fact, she says her body is still 'too fragile' to hit the gym!
So how has she lost 13 of the 23 pounds she gained while cooking a bun in her oven?
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Here's the thing about legalizing pot — how do you stop people from driving when there isn't a good way of testing like breathalyzers do for alcohol? How do you convey to someone that they're "too high" to drive, when it isn't really quantifiable?
It's just super hard to determine whether or not someone is too high to drive because
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Shaq has a bit of legal problem… his former mistress, Vanessa Lopez, is suing him for intentional infliction of emotional distress and assault.
She claims that Shaq began harassing her after he learned that she might be pregnant.
Now Vanessa wants to depose Kobe Bryant because she wants to hear about some advice Shaq allegedly gave Kobe when he was facing his rape charges.
Kobe apparently told cops that Shaq "had paid up to $1 million in hush money to various women."
A source close to the whole situation said:
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Jennifer Hudson knows a thing or two about losing weight and keeping it off!
So when she offers up some tips on how to keep from gaining weight, we suggest you listen.
When she offers tips on how to make it through Christmas without packing on the pounds, we're all ears!
Her main secret is
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We previously mentioned that Shaun White got drunk at a hotel, pulled a fire alarm then smashed a hotel phone.
He was busted for vandalism and public intoxication.
While at a Target Anniversary event he was asked about his arrest and any lessons he had learned.
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