Instead of your body having to adapt to the movements created by weight lifting machines which can cause joint injuries…
Now machines become adaptable to your natural pain-free movements.
With so many low back and shoulder injuries happening at the gym, the small price you pay for these could save you thousands of dollars in medical bills.
Here’s the problem…
Most types of deadlifts, rows, pull-ups, and other fundamental pull movements aren’t performed in the best positions and angles for your body.
This can potentially result in shoulder, wrist, elbow, and low back injuries.
Just take a look at your anatomy…
Let your arms hang down and look at your palms.
How are they rotated? Are your palms facing your body?
Yup…this is the neutral position and it’s the least damaging to your upper extremity joints.
Most types of deadlifts, rows, pull-ups, and other fundamental pull movements aren’t performed in this neutral position.
Over time with constant repetition this can lead to injuries.
Shoulder Impingement Injuries
Because the shoulder has so much range of motion, it is one of the most common joints to injure.
The movement that involves the most risk for injuring the shoulder is a combination of internal rotation and elevation.
This is the same position you see with a pull up or shoulder press exercise.
A better option would be a chin up with your arm externally rotated.
The problem with a chin up, however, is that it places too much stress on the wrists and inside of the elbow.