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Do You Actually Know What These Gym Machines Are Used For?

Test your knowledge with our quiz here.

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Honestly, the weights section at the gym can be extremely intimidating if you're not sure what half of the machines do.

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I mean they all look EXACTLY alike. How are you supposed to separate the metal chair with the padded seat, from the other metal chair with the padded seat?

Whether you're already an exercise-machine pro just looking to test your knowledge or a fitness newbie looking for some gym education, this quiz will help you learn the names of the machines and what they do.

Before you start, keep in mind that some of the machines work multiple muscle groups depending on your form and what type of exercise you're doing. The answers for each question will be the primary muscle group or groups the machines are supposed to target.

  1. 1. What in the world does this glorified armrest work?

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    Abdominals
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    Abdominals
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    Neck Muscles
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    Neck Muscles
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    Glutes
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    Glutes
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    Calves
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    Calves
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Abdominals

    This machine is called the Captain's Chair, and it's actually designed to work your abs.

    Abdominals
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  2. 2. What muscles does this mildly-cushioned chair target?

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    Glutes
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    Glutes
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    Hamstrings and Calves
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    Hamstrings and Calves
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    Adductors (Inner Thigh Muscles)
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    Adductors (Inner Thigh Muscles)
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    Abdominals
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    Abdominals
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Adductors

    This is the Hip Adductor Machine and it mainly works your inner thigh muscles, also known as your adductors.

    Adductors
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  3. 3. What muscle groups do you work with this?

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    Biceps, Triceps, and Forearms
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    Biceps, Triceps, and Forearms
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    Neck and Trapezius Muscles
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    Neck and Trapezius Muscles
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    Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Glutes, and Calves
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    Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Glutes, and Calves
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    Pectorals
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    Pectorals
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Glutes, and Calves

    This is a Leg Press Machine, and it's used to build up your entire lower body, primarily your quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and calves.

    Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Glutes, and Calves
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  4. 4. What was this torture device created for?

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    Traps, Rhomboids, Latissimus Dorsi, and Deltoids
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    Traps, Rhomboids, Latissimus Dorsi, and Deltoids
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    Hamstrings and Calves
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    Hamstrings and Calves
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    Quadriceps
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    Quadriceps
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    Pectorals
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    Pectorals
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Hamstrings and Calves

    This is the Leg Curl Machine and it specifically picks on your hamstrings and your calves.

    Hamstrings and Calves
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  5. 5. What muscle groups does this machine have fun with?

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    Neck and Trapezius Muscles
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    Neck and Trapezius Muscles
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    Biceps and Triceps
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    Biceps and Triceps
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    Abdominals
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    Abdominals
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    Pectorals and Deltoids
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    Pectorals and Deltoids
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Pectorals and Deltoids

    This is the Pec Deck Machine and it mostly shows your chest region some love by strengthening your pecs (pectoral muscles) and deltoids.

    Pectorals and Deltoids
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  6. 6. What do you use this other mildly-cushioned chair for?

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    Abductors (Outer Thigh Muscles) and Glutes
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    Abductors (Outer Thigh Muscles) and Glutes
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    Trapezius and Latissimus Dorsi Muscles
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    Trapezius and Latissimus Dorsi Muscles
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    Adductors
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    Adductors
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    Calves
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    Calves
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Abductors and Glutes

    While it looks like very similar to the Adductor machine, this is the Hip Abductor Machine and it specifically works your outer thigh and butt muscles.

    Abductors and Glutes
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  7. 7. Wth do you work out with this odd contraption?

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    Pectorals, Triceps, and Deltoids
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    Pectorals, Triceps, and Deltoids
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    Quadriceps
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    Quadriceps
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    Biceps
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    Biceps
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    Hamstrings
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    Hamstrings
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Pectorals, Triceps, and Deltoids

    This is a Bench Press machine and it focuses on strengthening your pectoral muscles, triceps, and deltoids.

    Pectorals, Triceps, and Deltoids
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  8. 8. What muscles does this metal appliance target?

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    Adductors
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    Adductors
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    Neck Muscles
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    Neck Muscles
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    Triceps
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    Triceps
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    Abdominals
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    Abdominals
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Triceps

    This is the Tricep Extension Machine and it helps you work your glutes. Just kidding, it works your triceps.

    Triceps
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  9. 9. What lucky muscle group does this broken zip line strengthen?

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    Pectorals
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    Pectorals
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    Glutes
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    Glutes
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    Quadriceps
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    Quadriceps
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    Latissimus Dorsi Muscle
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    Latissimus Dorsi Muscle
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Latissimus Dorsi Muscle

    This is the Lat Pulldown Machine and it specifically works your Latissimus dorsi muscle, also known as your lat.

    Latissimus Dorsi Muscle
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  10. 10. What does this recliner from the future work on?

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    Hamstrings and Calves
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    Hamstrings and Calves
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    Quadriceps
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    Quadriceps
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    Abdominals
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    Abdominals
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    Glutes
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    Glutes
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Quadriceps

    This is the Leg Extension Machine and it specifically works your quadriceps.

    Quadriceps
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  11. 11. What do you work out with this weird looking park bench?

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    Neck and Trapezius Muscles
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    Neck and Trapezius Muscles
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    Abdominals and Obliques
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    Abdominals and Obliques
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    Pectorals and Deltoids
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    Pectorals and Deltoids
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    Adductors and Quadriceps
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    Adductors and Quadriceps
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Abdominals and Obliques

    It's actually not a park bench, it's a Roman Chair and it's mainly used to work your core muscles, such as your abdominals and your obliques. It can also work your glutes depending on what exercises you're doing.

    Abdominals and Obliques
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