Weight Machines, Free Weights, and Body Weight Exercises
Muscles get stronger when made to work against resistance. Resistance can be provided by free weights, body weight, or spotter A person who assists with a weight training exercise done with free weights. exercise machines. Many people prefer machines because they are safe, convenient, and easy to use. You just set the resistance, sit down at the machine, and start working. Machines make it easy to isolate and work specific muscles. You don’t need a spotter someone who stands by to assist when free weights are used and you don’t have to worry about dropping a weight on yourself. Many machines provide support for the back.
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Free weights, such as barbells and kettlebells, require more care, balance, and coordination to use than machines, but they strengthen your body in ways that are more adaptable to real life. They are also more popular with athletes for developing functional strength for sports, especially sports that require a great deal of strength. Free weights are widely available, inexpensive, and convenient for home use.
Exercises that use body weight, elastic bands, rocks, or soup cans as resistance enable you to do workouts at home. You can purchase elastic bands at sporting good stores or any home improvement or hardware store. A basic principle of resistant exercise is to “train movements and not muscles.” This means that you can overload the body in everyday movements like sitting and standing from a chair, climbing a fence, getting out of a swimming pool without a ladder, and standing after lying on the ground.
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