Free weights vs. machines is a longstanding debate around the gym and when there are so many different options for equipment, it can be a very daunting decision to choose what equipment to use.
It’s important to acknowledge that neither machines or free weights is “better” than the other. They serve different purposes and the choice depends on your individual needs and goals around exercise.
Like most things in life, they both have pros and cons and understanding these can help you make an informed decision on when to include machines or free weights into your workout.
Remember, neither is “better”, depending on your fitness level it could be beneficial to include a combination of both in your program, or progress from machines to free weights.
Feel free to have a chat with me or one of our other friendly exercise specialists if you’d like some more information, advise or a personalised exercise program.
Written by: Veronica Van Der Kooi - Exercise Specialist (FDLC)