The appeal of workout machines at the gym is obvious: you don’t have to know anything to use them. The machine does all the thinking for you—or at least the engineer who designed it did. All you have to do it grip it and rip it.
Unfortunately, it’s just not that simple. Many workout machines do not mimic natural movements and thus pose serious injury risks. And that’s not my opinion or anything. It’s the opinion of people who have advanced degrees in biomechanics.
So what kinds of machines should you be avoiding at the gym? Well, take a look.