Free Weights Vs Machine


Chest Workout with cables

So what exactly is the advan­tage of free weights over machines or vice versa? I had a great con­ver­sa­tion with Gold’s Gym trainer Chance Muntean, and he shed some light on it. If you are look­ing to build mus­cle strength then weight machines may be the way to go. If you are look­ing to build mus­cle tone and sym­me­try, than free weight dumb­ells would be ideal. Free weights are great for iso­lat­ing mus­cle groups and build­ing def­i­n­i­tion as well as ton­ing up. Strength and mus­cle growth tend to increase with a nice weight machine rou­tine. As always, con­sult with a doc­tor, or per­sonal trainer before start­ing an exer­cise pro­gram. Machines and free weights both pro­vide an excel­lent reg­i­men when done prop­erly and con­sis­tently. I try to com­bine the two and work with them on alter­nat­ing days or weeks. So it really depends on what you are look­ing to accom­plish fit­ness wise that will deter­mine which pro­gram will suit you best. One of the best things I ever did was work out with a trainer at Gold’s Gym to get a feel of what works best for me. I’d encour­age you to do the same. Remem­ber, it’s not quan­tity, it’s qual­ity. Have a great Thanks­giv­ing and I’ll see you at the gym this week­end to burn it all off .….…right? Haha =)