Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Machines to stay away from at the gym/ part 2

In our continuing saga of injury causing machines we arrive at the dreaded BUTT BLASTER (sometimes called Glute Master).
This machine causes extreme pressure on the discs of the lower spine. You can certainly feel it when executing this movement. Don't use this device to strengthen glutes. A much more effective, and certainly safer, way to strengthen glutes is by performing lunges using dumbbells or a medicine ball. As always, one has to insure proper form when executing the lunge with knees ALWAYS behind the toes.

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