It’s actually true. Although you work for 100% of your workout there’s much, much less pain the next day. So wave goodbye to legs of lead or having to shuffle down the stairs on your bum because you’re so sore. Never a good look.
So how’s that possible? Well, here’s the science bit. The machines only work your muscles as they shorten. Not when they lengthen. That’s where the painful tearing can happen that leaves you with post-workout stiffness.