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 – Disadvantages of Free Weights

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Free weight equipment typically appeals to experienced strength trainers. For one thing, they have a solid understanding of how to perform various strength training exercises with the proper form. And for another, they have built up a base level of strength that allows them to lift the weights as intended without a significant risk of injury. Still, even beginning strength trainers, aware of some of their problems, can take advantage of free weights for certain […] 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 »

Weightlifting equipment for beginners

You truly can not get much more uncomplicated then the gear you should have for weight lifting. Amongst the fantastic advantages of weightlifting is that you only need a few pieces of equipment to get started. Should you want to you can enlist at a gym and have use of all the weight lifting gear you can envision. Virtually any respectable fitness center will definitely have barbells and a wide range of bodybuilding systems. However […] Read more »

Nice Weightlifting Events Wiki photos

Some cool weightlifting events wiki images: Deutschlandhalle Image by Secret Pilgrim Deutschlandhalle is an arena in Berlin, Germany. Built primarily for the 1936 Summer Olympics it was opened in 1935 and holds 8,764 people. The Olympic boxing, weightlifting and wrestling competitions took place here. On February 19, 1938 test pilot Hanna Reitsch demonstrated the first indoor flight in the arena with a Focke-Wulf Fw 61 helicopter. Heavily damaged by air raids the Deutschlandhalle was rebuilt […] Read more »