Weight Machines VS. Free Weights

Are weight machines better and safer than free weights?

We can gain 140% more strength with free weights than machines.

Many weight machines are used in the seated position which increases disc pressure about 150% over standing.

What we lift in real life are forms of free weights such as laundry baskets, grocery bags, small dogs, children and grandchildren

Good examples of free weights are dumbbells, kettle bells, medicine balls and pulley weights. Also resistance bands and tubing are other good ways to do resistance training.

Michael C. Geraci Jr.

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