Health Centers

Print this page | Sign up for free e-bulletins
 | Bookmark This Page

Men's Health Tip - Best Gym Machines for Middle-Aged Men

Fitness expert, Dan Bornstein recommends “multi-joint” exercises for middle-aged men. The more joints you’re moving, the more muscles you’re working. Try these: 

  • Leg Press: Here, you’re lying down on a reclining chair with your knees bent and your feet on a platform. Your goal is to straighten out your legs, pushing the weighted platform away from you. This works the quadriceps muscles in the front of your thighs, the hamstrings in back of your thighs and the glutes, the muscles in your buttocks.
  • Lat Pull-Downs: For these you’re seated facting the machine. You reach for a bar that's suspended above your head and pull it down to chest level in front of your head. Changing your grip, you can pull the bar down in back of your face to shoulder level, but approach this one carefully, as you can strain muscles in your neck. These exercises work the latissimus dorsi muscles in your back as well as your shoulders, biceps and forearms.
  • Seated Row: On a machine that simulates rowing, you bend forward to grasp a bar and then pull it back until you’re in a seated upright position. This works your upper back muscles as well as your biceps, forearms, shoulders, lower back, quads and hamstrings.
  • Chest Press: Here, you lie on a bench and push up a barbell attached to the machine. This works your chest and arm muscles, especially the triceps, as well as your anterior deltoids.

The Weil Vitamin Advisor
Get your FREE personalized vitamin recommendation & supplement plan today!

Dr. Weil on Healthy Aging
Your Online Guide to the Anti-Inflammatory Diet. Start eating for your health - begin your free trial now.

Dr. Weil's Spontaneous Happiness
Achieve emotional well-being in just eight weeks! Start your 10-day free trial now!

Vitamin Library
Supplement your knowledge with Dr. Weil's essential vitamin facts. Learn why they are necessary and more.

Dr. Weil's Optimum Health Plan
Your 8-week plan to wellness.
Begin your journey today!

Dr. Weil's Head-to-Toe Wellness Guide
Your guide to natural health.
Use the Wellness Guide today!

Dr. Weil's Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Food Pyramid

Our interactive tool can help improve overall health through diet.

Condition Care Guide
Learn about health conditions from acne to vertigo, and Dr. Weil's view of the best treatment options for each.

Healthy Recipes
Discover a treasure trove of healthy, healing foods and creative, delicious ways to prepare them.

Q&A Library
Over 2,000 questions from you and their corresponding answers from Dr. Weil.

Copyright © 2015 Weil Lifestyle
Information on this web site is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. You should not use the information on this web site for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disease, or prescribing any medication or other treatment.

Ad Choice
Advertising Notice

This Site and third parties who place advertisements on this Site may collect and use information about your visits to this Site and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services of interest to you. If you would like to obtain more information about these advertising practices and to make choices about online behavioral advertising, please click here