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Fitness

Make the Most of the Weight Machines at Your Gym

This simple what-to-hit, what-to-skip weight routine takes the guesswork out of getting a sexy, sculpted physique at the gym. Consider this your guide to the best machines in the weight room.
Cable Machine Overhead Triceps Extension

Target: Triceps

Why it's key: You'll work the two shorter strips, or heads, of the triceps as you use the incline chest press, Esco says. Meanwhile, the third, longer strip is better targeted by doing an overhead triceps extension rather than using the triceps push-down machine.

How to use it: Set the pulley at the top. With your back to the machine and feet staggered, start with elbows bent 90 degrees by your ears, holding the bar behind your head. Pull to extend arms over head, "keeping elbows close to ears throughout so you feel it in your triceps more," Esco says.

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