Moderator / FOUNDING Member / NPC Judge
- Jun 5, 2002
well, machines such as hammer strength and flex leverage machines have a advantage in high intensity techniques. the allow safety numberf one. but, also they allow the person to totally focus on the muscle being trained and not worry about failure being caused by the weaker stabilizers. so techniques like drop sets could be employed in a home setting but, safety should be the main concern. doing the three exercises a bodypart is a good idea if you can safely go to failure in your home. if you notice that you do not feel recovered in 4 days or the time it takes to hit that bodypart again then cut it down to two exercises and try again. you will eventually find the right amount of work for you and your body. as for the idea that free weighta are more traumatic, that is up for debate. many studies using emg for its guide found that some hammer strength machines caused more muscle activation than the barbell movements. so, just go by how you feel. only you cann know how you feel.