Machines can be the entry to Mullethood, but Hammer makes a good product. The three supported iso row machines are useful for anybody. The pressing machines are good if you are rehabbing an injury.
Safer bet is to use free weights, but if you have nothing else Hammer is OK.[/quote]
Beginners shouldn’t train like lifters who are more advanced. Most people would do better BEGINNING by learning how to use free weights.
More advanced lifters shouldn’t confine their thinking to believing that machines like Hammer Strength are a last resort. HS machines aren’t like cable machines. They probably simulate free weight movement about as much as possible while including the safety someone lifting much heavier than average could use as a benefit.
That means relating HS machines to “rehabbing an injury” is to ignore how useful they can be to those who aren’t “average beginners”.