Sorry I'm new, are the machines in gyms useful? If so which ones should i be using?

Sorry I'm new, are the machines in gyms useful?
If so which ones should i be using?
Or am i better off doing free weights?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Stay the fuck out of the gym then

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Reading in between the lines I take it you don't actually have a serious routine you follow. Don't just wing it, you actually need to learn how to work out properly otherwise its a waste of time.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      wait why?
      does everybody that goes to the gym have some strict plan in mind?
      How would i make one properly?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >wait why?
        Dude, why would exercise be a no-discipline field that's as trivial as just fucking around for a few minutes doing whatever you merely think works? Frankly that's kind of an asinine thing to believe.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No, but the ones who progress do. Plenty exist on the internet, stock answer is SS/SL
        Really, the short answer is to answer what you want to get good at and do that, don't fuck around. That might involve machine work, it depends.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This guy is a liar I did random machines and got a better body than my friend doing compounds

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        He never said anything about doing compounds or not doing machines?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          He said you can't make gains doing whatever the fuck you want

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        "doing whatever the fuck you want" is to be contrasted with following a purposeful programming

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          oops meant

          He said you can't make gains doing whatever the fuck you want

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      wait why?
      does everybody that goes to the gym have some strict plan in mind?
      How would i make one properly?

      Bullshit I just wing it and I'm getting crazy newbie gains. I just go to failture and try to hit all body parts a few times a week

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        The exception proves the norm. The gyms are filled with millions of people who never benched two plates or did squats with 3.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        New lifters will react to any stimulus at all. Obviously, guy faffing around in the dumbbell rack is gonna be bigger and stronger than if he didn't.
        But he ain't gonna be as big and strong as the guy with a plan after a few months.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Starting Strength. Google it.

    Compound lifts are king.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    basically hit every muscle twice a week

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    There's a difference

    The dumbells, The bench, Thesquat rack, these have compound exercises. Even some cable extensions exercise.
    The Machines. It's has isolated exercises.

    Sometimes you gotta use isolated exercises when your doing compound exercises for a long time. Isolated exercises helps balance the muscles and tension in bone tissue and cartilage. Also isolating to much kills your gains so forth losing your second fiber tissue in your muscles.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    useful for what? meaningless question without knowing your endgoals

    want to get strong? best bet is probably compounds and free weights
    want to get jacked? compound + machine combo
    want to squat everytime you go to the gym and end up looking like a bloated t rex retard who cant fit into pants? follow the advice of people on this board

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Advice for newbs:

    Do a mobility assessment first, particularly for hips and shoulders. Go on YouTube and just look up mobility assessment. If you're lacking in something pick out a few stretches for it and work on that shit for 5-10 minutes every single fucking day.

    Warm up for lifting? Jump rope for 3-5 minutes. Cardio on non lifting days? Also jump rope. Jump rope is god tier.

    The most based and simple routine that addresses real world dysfunction that most of us have plus safety for new lifters.

    Workout 1: Front squat (with clean grip) 5x7.

    Accessory lift: Rack pulls, clean pulls, or Romanian deadlifts. Just pick one. 2x5

    Accessory lift 2: Deep lunges just work up to 25 each leg and that's it.

    Workout 2: Push-ups and then banded push-ups. Work your way up to 5 sets of 20 body weight first then add bands.

    Follow that with 5 sets of chin ups (start with negatives if you can't do a single chin up).

    Alternate those two workouts every other day. On the in between days you jump rope. Work your way up to being able to jump for 10 minutes straight.

    So basically leg day, jump rope day, upper body day, jump rope day, repeat.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Ive been trying out machines for chest over the bench press lately as an alternative to days where I train by myself, and im actually quite impressed. Get a good pump from the machines.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >free weights
    you get what you pay for

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