Don't Throw Out Your Machines Just Yet

Functional training is gaining popularity, but traditional strength machines can still play an important role in workouts.

I am not an early adopter. It took me forever to get an iPhone (although I couldn’t live without it now). I still don’t have an iPod, an iPad or an e-reader of any sort. My personal laptop is about four years old. My car is not a hybrid, nor does it have satellite radio.

So it may not be a surprise that I was late in coming to the idea of functional training. Heck, I was late in coming to the idea of any strength training. But I did progress, starting with dumbbells,

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