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 »

Strength Training – Free Weights vs. Machines

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Strength training equipment is generally divided into two categories: free weights and machines. Beginning strength trainers often ask the same question: free weights or machines, which represents the best equipment for strength training? The answer is that both machines and free weights have their own advantages and disadvantages. Ultimately, you can expect to use some mix of machines and free weights during your strength training career. Becoming comfortable with both is a great way to […] 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 »

Strength Training Notes

The Greeks introduced the first free weights, which are similar in forms to what we are familiar with today. The Greeks designed their equipment as halterers. Halterers were used more for sports. The typical way to hold these weights would be by gripping it through a hole. The Greeks never bothered to expand their strength training equipment, since the halterers were greatly popular as they were. The next strength training equipment innovation would not come […] Read more »

Power Rack

Power Rack Heavy Duty “J” Hooks Olympic Plate Holder Deep Knurled Front Chinning Bar 26″ Distance between Posts Built to Last Steel frame power rack with 1 inch solid safety pins. Lifetime warranty. List Price: $ 399.00 Price: $ 329.99 Read more »

Shoulder Dolly LD1000 2-Person Lifting and Moving System Reviews

Shoulder Dolly LD1000 2-Person Lifting and Moving System Reduces strain and risk of injury to the low back Makes moving large/bulky objects much easier Takes up very little space, fit it behind your seat Eliminates floor damage Reduces hand and forearm strain Shoulder Dolly Light Duty gives you a hand in moving the heavy stuff–and reduces back, arm, and hand strain. You’re looking at a 2-person harness, webbing and buckle system designed by a professional […] Read more »

Best Fitness BFOB10 Olympic Bench Reviews

Best Fitness BFOB10 Olympic Bench All-in-one free weight center for performing a total body workout Fully adjustable to flat, decline, and incline (3) positions Adjustable uprights accommodate users of different heights Heavy-duty back pad and oversized foam rollers; folding frame Measures 41 x 45 x 68 inches (W x H x D); 3-year frame warranty Best Fitness home workout equipment is manufactured to the same high standards as those set by industry leader Body Solid. […] Read more »

Body Solid GCBT380 Cam Series Bicep Tricep Machine

Body Solid GCBT380 Cam Series Bicep Tricep Machine Dual-function piece of workout equipment helps you achieve larger, more defined biceps and triceps muscles Adjustable lifting arm can be positioned upward for triceps workout and downward for biceps workout Ultra-thick DuraFirm upholstery guaranteed not to break down; rotating V-bar handle for comfortable grip Positioned at a 30-degree angle for precise biomechanical movement; combination two-by-two-inch (W x D) and two-by-four-inch (W x D) supportive steel Includes limited […] Read more »