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Benefits of Using Free Weights in the Gym
Lifting Free Weights can be one of the best choices when it comes to weight lifting and resistance training, and If you want to get stronger, help build lean muscle or just make your workout more enjoyable then free weights is your answer so grab a pair of dumbbells and get ready for some free weight training.
Like most exercises, free weight training is all about repetition and sticking to a plan, working out a few times a week with free weights can help to meet your fitness goals, quicker than using fixed machines.
Why are Free Weights Better!
Free weight can give a better overall workout because you tone a lot of supporting muscles when undertaking resistance training with free weights making them one of the very best strength training equipment you can own. This is because your body has to balance the lateral forces generated from you lifting or curling the weight.
Free weights tend to get better muscle definition as it helps to grow these supposing muscles as well as the main groups your working on. This can also help you to lose fat, whilst building a more rounded body strength.
They Take up Less Room
The benefits of using free weights are quite easy to be seen as shown above, that's why they are normally one of the highest in demand strength training equipment you will find at your at your local gym.
Free Weights have massive benefits for a home gym
- Free weights take up a lot less space than other systems
- Although a decent set of Dumbbells or Kettlebells can add up in price quite quickly, they are generally cheaper than other systems.
- They are quick and easy to use with no setup
- They are bullet-proof and will last a lift-time and are often recommended by your personal trainer
- They are very versatile for your workout routine allowing a full range of motion.
- The full range of movements aids you to burn calories quicker
Free Weights are Hugely Versatile
You can undertake a massive range of workouts with free weights, just looking at Dumbbells, Kettlebells you can undertake the following free weights workouts.
- Fly Press
- Chest Press
- Arm Curls
- Hammer Curls
- Shoulder Press
- Wrist Curl
- Calf Raise's
- Incline Press-ups
Which is enough exercises to improve your Core and Upper body strength.
They Improve Body Fat Burn Rate
Weight training exercises have the dual benefits of being both good for muscle growth as well as at helping burn fat. This is because weight training helps build muscles that in turn require energy to function.
The more muscles we have the more calories we will burn up at rest, by using free weight for your training you build a bigger range of supporting muscles and hence you burn up more calories when working out as you have to feed a bigger range of muscles.
This is another great advantage to adding free weights training into your routine. Before too long you'll begin to see how lifting weights can help tone your body shape and leave it leaner looking with only a few months' worth of exercise!
Improved range of movements
Using free weights allows you unrestricted movements which lots of weight machines do not allow, this means you get a full range of movements which is important to develop proper muscle growth, and alleviate future problems.
Working the full range of movements brings the following benefits
- If you want to get the maximum amount of muscle strength and mass gains out of your routine, we recommend that you train those muscles with full range-of-motion movements whilst undertaking proper form.
- When you only perform half of a movement, you aren't getting any stronger and can become weak in all other angles.
For instance, when undertaking bench presses, if you don't move your arms down enough you will only work your central chest, but if you move the bar down to touch your chest each time, you will work out, your outer chest and Triceps & Biceps adding strength and definition to your whole upper body, this is beneficial If you don't have additional targeted equipment, such as a triceps curl machine
Quicker muscle repair and less problems from muscle damage. Your muscles are stretchy as our or ligaments, by working them across their whole range you will ensure they remain working at their optimum levels.
This is basis behind stretching after workouts and many Yoga Practises.
One of the best ways to push yourself to your physical limits and build a stronger and healthier body, is through compound movements.
Compound exercises target several muscle groups at once, like squats, deadlifts, pull-ups and bench presses.
It’s these sorts of exercises that the fitness world encourage you do because they are some of the most effective for building strength and size.
By working on a number of muscle groups in tandem with each repetition, one becomes more balanced as an athlete but also improves coordination and form by being forced to focus on what he or she is doing when literally every single muscle group is being activated!
This is where free weight exercises are the perfect solution over weight machines, they help build more varied selection of muscles, from main groups to supporting groups whilst ensuring a full range of movements across the body are achieved.
Why not check out our range of Free Weights we have for sale at the Home Fitness Store to meat your Fitness Goals.
We provide a large range of Dumbbells
Dumbbells are the swiss army knife of the gym, their balanced design gives great flexibility in their use allowing you to undertake a range of the best free weight exercises and free weight workouts.
They work greatly with the assistance of a gym bench so be sure to check out our selection of benches as well.
Buying your set of Dumbbells can seem expensive at first, but its the one bit of equipment your going to use every session and a good set of Dumbbells will last a lifetime.
Dumbbell Weights give the following benefits
- Versatile Range of Exercise's
- Balanced in the Hand
- Great for Chest, Arms, Legs, Core
- Builds Lower, Upper & Core Strength
- Improves Forearm Grip Strength
- Exercises include Lunges, Flys, Chest Press, Arm Curls, Hammer Curls, Skull-Crushers, Shoulder Press, Wrist Curl, Shrugs, Calf Raise
We provide a large range of Kettlebells
Kettlebells are a great addition to any gym, they can be used for rapid movements like Snatches to under great upper body exercises or used to add weight to exercises like Shrugs and other free weight exercises.
They are great for exercises involving two hands on one weight such as through the leg exercises.
Kettlebells give the following benefits
- Great for Rapid Movements
- Can be used to complete a full body workout
- Can be used for Incline Press-ups
- Builds Grip, Shoulder Blades and Wrist Strength
- Good for two Hand one Weight setups
- Exercises include Lunges, Hammer Curls, Skull-Crushers, Wrist Curl, Shrugs, Incline Press-ups, Squats, Calf Raise
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