“Strength Training With Free Weights”

On rare occasion, someone will enter CFC and ask where are the weight machines, or why we don’t use machines? The simple answer is that our bodies are machines that are designed to move weight. As this article notes, “weight” in life are the objects we come across in our day-to-day activities that we need to lift, move, and/or carry, i.e. groceries, books, furniture, lawn tools and children. Sitting on a padded chair, selecting a “weight” by inserting a pin, and then pushing or pulling handles that isolate small muscle groups and restrict movements in a pre-determined path is an inefficient way of exercising. While it is better than not exercising, it is time consuming, boring, and fairly ineffective. Given the choice of getting better results in less time would seem to be a no-brainer. The article makes several very good points and is worth the time to read….

http://sportsmedicine.about.com/cs/strengthening/a/aa100101a.htm

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