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Why machines could be your enemy in the gym

It's not exactly rocket science: If you want to tone up, you're going to need to do more at the gym than just spend 35 minutes chugging away on an elliptical watching your favorite Bravo show or cruising reading a book on the spin bike. Meander over into the weights section of any gym, and you'll see a plethora of options including both free weights and machines.

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Wina Sturgeon: Are you working out all wrong?

This is the time of year when many athletes start destroying their muscles. Some are shocked that the snow lifts are opening, so they try to cram three months training into just three weeks. Others try to push themselves hard to make up for a disappointing summer season. Some want to train to get a head start on building a perfect beach body for spring.

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