Strength Training – Free Weight Equipment

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In our discussion of free weight strength training, we’ve looked at the pros and the cons. Let’s look at some basic equipment to get you going, now. The two most common types of free weights are barbells with weight plates and dumbbells. Other examples of free weights include kettlebells and medicine balls. Your own body can also be considered a free weight in the context of body weight exercises such as push-ups and sit-ups. Essential […] Read more »

Strength Training – Advantages of Free Weights

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  Free weights – barbells, dumbbells, kettlebells, medicine ball, and even your own body (when used for body weight exercises such as push-ups and sit-ups) – are much more versatile than machines, and can provide you with an enormous range of exercises with a relatively small amount of equipment. Let’s look at the pragmatic advantages of putting free weights into your strength training routines. Inexpensive. Free weights are extremely inexpensive in comparison to machine weight […] Read more »