Author Topic: Strength training with free weights is more effective than machines  (Read 949 times)


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Re: Strength training with free weights is more effective than machines
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2020, 03:52:11 PM »
Study:

https://www.ergo-log.net/strength-training-with-free-weights-is-more-effective-and-motivating-than-strength-training-with-machines.html

For strength I agree 100%.

There are some good machine assistance exercises, but for strength you want to use free weights 90% of the time.

Strength just doesn't carry over from machine movements to free weights.

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Re: Strength training with free weights is more effective than machines
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2020, 11:50:17 AM »
I hope they didn't spend too much money for this study.  Casual observance confirms this.

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Re: Strength training with free weights is more effective than machines
« Reply #3 on: December 09, 2020, 02:30:23 PM »
I hope they didn't spend too much money for this study.  Casual observance confirms this.

It's all to get more funding for more studies.

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Re: Strength training with free weights is more effective than machines
« Reply #4 on: December 09, 2020, 02:46:11 PM »
It's all to get more funding for more studies.
That is a big problem today.

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Re: Strength training with free weights is more effective than machines
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2020, 07:14:33 PM »
Pick stuff up and put it down. It's not rocket science. The more I read about exercise physiology the less I know. One thing for sure. In the words of Jeff Preston, "Until pigs know how to fly you don't need to be a scientist to be a bodybuilder."  No need to google for answers from questionable  and conflicting sources.

There is just no way that sitting in machines will build athletic attributes. I couldn't imagine sitting in machines for all my exercises.  Bill Starr was right. If you want to build a better athlete using weights to supplement you could do it with three exercises. It would be an Olympic lift like a power clean, squat and a press.

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Re: Strength training with free weights is more effective than machines
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2020, 01:49:10 PM »
I also prefer free weights, but it depends on each day of the week, and in what mood do I have. Anyway, before making any basic training, I do prefer to use Chirp wheel, because it can help with adjusting my spinal muscles and stretch them up. I also use it for my sides as well. You can visit this escapemonthly resource to get more useful information about this workout stuff.

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Machines are great for training around injures

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Machines are great for training around injures
Rest is even better.