It's not just the fact that the adductors machine doesn't represent a carryover or functional movement for human beings. The main concern -in terms of biomechanics, physiological and neuromuscular functions- is the fact that the inner thigh muscles are designed to activate more efficiently during tension (think about a rubber band getting stretched). Such tension represents the eccentric contraction of the movement (or negative phase of the movement (for instance, putting a heavy pot on the floor). Through corrective training, the adductor muscles can get adapted to greater levels of tension. The adductor machine, on the other hand, does almost the opposite as it provides resistance mostly during de concentric phase of the movement required by the apparatus (which it's the moment when we pick up the heavy pot and our elastic rubbers -the adductor start to lose tension). That doesn't make any sense apart from "decorate" the gym floor with the bulky and shiny machines. Let alone that those pieces of furniture are bolted to the floor and provide the balance, symmetry and stability that your body and brain should find. In shorts words, training results should be earned. Not given by machines.Read More
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