Using big shiny gym machines is the best way to tone your body - Myth
They sure look nice but one of the best features is to use the chair to sit and catch your breath!
The problem: The machines actually alter the natural body mechanics of the body, restricting your range of motion.
This severely limits your ability to fully activate all of your muscle fibers, which means less fat burning and less muscle toning.
Worse yet... if you don't know which machine works which body part you could be causing muscular imbalances and excessive strain on your joints, leading to injuries down the road. If you want fast, more efficient results you must incorporate exercises that allow your body to move naturally with a full range of motion so you can skyrocket your metabolism and kick in your fat burning potential. (examples: intervals, multi-joint exercises like squats, doing bench presses on the exercise ball, or bicep curls standing on a bosu)