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Old 11-17-2006, 01:42 PM   #5
Ro Bostick
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a)rehab from injury. b)working on weak points. c)being a bodybuilder who is solely concerned about aesthetics and muscle separation. other than that, can't really think of any reasons for them. I've yet to come across a machine that could accomplish more than complete compound movements with free weights. In fact when you watch people who primarily use machines, they usually have to run through an entire circuit of contraptions to pretty much achieve the same thing they could have gotten from a single barbell or dumbbell-type of movement. I think its fine to incorporate machines or cable pulls into your training for a little variety and supplementation, but I would refrain from making them the focal point of your workout or using them over an extended period of time
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