The difference between machine weights and free weight!!!
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I have recently switched from doing machine wieghts where I just jump on a machine and knock out the 3 sets of 8 real quick to free weights and I gotta tell you there is a big difference!

I am getting a lot more defined... all the areas around my muscles are getting a workout because I am having to use them to keep proper form. They are called stabilizing muscles... I didn't even know I had some of these muscles! Machine weights are great to build strength in an isolated muscle and you need to build a base up before you go free weights, but once you try free weights for about a 2 months there is no going back to machines...

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Yes I would completely agree with free weights being better. When I used to be more into lifting weights it was free weights that really allowed me to gain some muscle. The results I were getting from it were awesome! It was extremely motivating as well when you see results like that to keep going. I think the most favorite of all free weights for me is benching.


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I used to work out religiously everyday for up to 2 hours a day. I think one thing that kept me going with it was also that I worked out with two other guys. I do still work out now, but not as often, and not for as long periods as I used too. I have alot of things going on and it just seems like I do not have enough time in the day to get everything done that I would like to.


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That's understandable that you are busy, but you still have to take time out for your health! You currently don't have a problem, but being busy is an excuse a lot of people have that let their health slide. Are you still eating healthy food even though you are busy?


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Yeah I don't eat junk food, and rarely ever eat fast food. I try to always make sure I drink lots of water and have a good amount of fiber in my diet as well.


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That is good that you don't eat fast food much, that must mean you do most of your cooking at home :D Is the reason you stopped lifting weights and don't have enough time because you don't have a gym membership or do you maybe not have a weight lifting set at your house? :ugeek:


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I have both, you should know, you live with me :lol:


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The priorities do not necessarily need to be lifting weights... Life happens... we all can go through spells of more activity and less activity. What's important is that we all look towards being healthy! As long as you get your cardio in and enough strength training to be healthy... the extra muscle is personal preference.

And if you do fall off the wagon due to any number of excuses... get back on when you can... the sooner the better! Trust me getting into good health is so much harder than staying in shape!


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I have never even got on the wagon. I am thinking about getting some sort of weight equipment. What do you think about some of the bowflex equipment? I want to try and get my boy into lifting weights with me. I need to do something for both of us before it's too late.


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I've never personally used the bowflex machine before, but if you are looking to get a multiple muscle workout from one machine, I would think the bowflex would get the job done. This would be good if you are looking to buy a machine for your home and to not take up that much space.


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I bought some hand weights a long time ago but all they ever got used for was door stoppers. I figure if I buy a big machine, I'll have to use it and get my son Mark, age 9, to use it with me.


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sometimes bigger isn't always better... I had a weight bench set all throughout HS that I never touched... Size isn't everything!!!


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