Free weights equipment - Are they better than machines?
NO ADSENSE ACCOUNT SELECTED FORMany people wonder if they should start off their exercise equipment with expensive machines
or free weights
Ideally you primarily work out using dumbbells and keep machine use to a minimum.
Dumbbells are excellent for use in cardiovascular training also and are relatively inexpensive.
Free weights promote faster gains in muscle strength than do exercise machines because they force sets of muscles to work, whereas the
machines focus on one specific muscle.
However, dumbbells also require more balance and coordination, but they are more versatile and allow for a greater variation in the range of
motion you use in your workout.
Free weights are the easiest pieces of exercise equipment to store.
They don't take up very much room and can be easily stored on the floor or shelf of a closet. Some of these dumbbells are rubber encased while
others are vinyl or neoprene.
You can also choose to purchase them in sets of varying sizes or in pairs.
If space is a concern you might want to consider adjustable dumbbells. As the name suggests you can adjust these dumbbells by adding or removing
weights in 5 pound increments.
This gives you the option of setting up a full home training routine with one pair of dumbbells. The most popular brands are the powerblock
adjustable dumbbells and bowflex .
Before you select a certain size of weights, you should carefully consider your fitness requirements and the amount of money you want to
Most people should start off with a lighter set of weights and work up from there.