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Ways to Improve Strength Training on Machines
Always warm up.
Be sure a machine is adjusted correctly to prevent fatigue, pain or injury.
Be sure the keys used to set the weight level are firmly in place.
Work at a slow, controlled pace and complete the entire range of motion for each exercise. Movements should take a second or two in each direction.
Exhale whenever movement phases are difficult; inhale during less intense phases.
When doing multiple sets to work a specific muscle group, rest a minute between each set to let muscles recover. You can work a different muscle group without pausing.