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Thread: The machines: What are they, how do you use them, etc.

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    Just rollin' along tracylee's Avatar
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    This is a great resource showing what each machine is called, what it looks like, what muscles it works, and how to use it:

    Thanks, beany, for the updated link!

    http://www.foxyfit.com/equipment.html

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    I still cannot figure out how that dip/shrug machine works. It is the only machine my club doesn't have. It is probably a 'good' thing, because it looks like a back killer if I have any concept of how it works.
    Thank you for the picture though.
    Have a great workout!
    Shannon in MO

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    the dip/shrug is kind of like a rowing machine. you stand at the edge, grab the bar and push it down to your waist, then pull it up to your chest. Its pretty intense.

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    Surprised only 2 1/4 times around...Guess I thought it was always 3. Place wasn't crowded..why wasn't I allowed to go around more???????

    Was shown how to use each machine..and then when I was on my own felt unsure...

    Feedback, please...


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    It depends on how many machines your club has!

    Mine has 12, so we only "need" to go around twice.

    If you are EVER unsure about a machine or how to do it, ask one of the trainers. That's what they are there for and all of us have done it at some point! It's better to get a correct workout by asking, than to hurt yourself by trying to figure it out yourself!

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    Hi Tracylee. Thanks for the link to the site showing the machines and what they're all about! I have been trying to explain to my husband just exactly it is I do there. With the pictures - and a little demo by me - he is much more knowledgeable about the program. He has been so supportive and that is a real motivater for me! I shall refer to the link periodically just to be sure I understand all the machines. Thanks again.

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    Just rollin' along tracylee's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by joysoul
    Hi Tracylee. Thanks for the link to the site showing the machines and what they're all about! I have been trying to explain to my husband just exactly it is I do there. With the pictures - and a little demo by me - he is much more knowledgeable about the program. He has been so supportive and that is a real motivater for me! I shall refer to the link periodically just to be sure I understand all the machines. Thanks again.

    Bobbi
    I honestly have to give the credit to Meladorri for supplying the link, but I'm very glad it helps communicate what's happening!

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    oblique joysoul's Avatar
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    THANK YOU Meladorri! and Thanks again to you Tracylee for bringing it to our attention again and for this nice place to chat about Curves n' Stuff! Have a nice day,

    Bobbi
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    no problem! I'm glad that I can help!

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    On the Canadian Curves site you can see video of a person working out on the basic 8 machines.

    http://www.curvesforwomen.ca/missing/videos/legs.htm

    Shame they don't have the video for the 4 other machines!

    K. Anne

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