Machine Exercise Technique

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Video #11: Prone Leg Curl

With this series of short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of S. H. I. T.

If you don’t adjust the machine properly, you can put all sorts of shearing pressure through your knees. The ankle pad is fine there right above my Achilles tendons. What’s bothering me right here is how the bench is poking up into my stomach. I’m going to need to adjust that.

By changing the angle, it will also adjust the direction of pull, which will hopefully also make it easier on my knees. You want to make sure the pad is just above your knees. Avoid sliding your knee caps across the edge of the pad.

Pull straight up. I personally have to turn my toes in a little bit to avoid the pressure going up through the lateral side of my knees. Don’t stick your booty up. Also, don’t arch the back off the pad. Stay flat against the pad, and pull directly up through the center. Exhale to pull, inhale as you resist down.

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Machine Exercise Technique, 1 of 12: Introduction

Video 1 of 12: Introduction. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique, 2 of 12: Chest Press

Video 2 of 12: Chest Press. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique, 3 of 12: Seated Row

Video 3 of 12: Seated Row. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique, 4 of 12: Face Pull

Video 4 of 12: Face Pull. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique, 5: Lat Pull Down

Video 5 of 12: Lat Pull Down. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique, 6 of 12: Overhead Press

Video 6 of 12: Overhead Press. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique: Straight Press Down

Video 7 of 12: Straight Press Down. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique, 8 of 12: Biceps Curl

Video 8 of 12: Biceps Curl. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique, 9 of 12: Press Down

Video 9 of 12: Press Down. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique, 10: Seated Extension

Video 10 of 12: Seated Extension. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique, 11: Prone Leg Curl

Video 12 of 12: Pull Through. With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

Machine Exercise Technique, 12: Pull Through

Video 12 of 12: Pull Through.
With this series of 12 short videos, I’m going to help you avoid a whole bunch of Silly, Highly Ineffective Theatrics.

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