In this article, as I promised, I will tell you about free weights, their advantages and peculiarities of working with them. So, let’s go.
Free weights are not fixed sports equipment such as barbells, dumbbells, weights, fitballs and so on. When using free weights, you have to hold the weight itself and your body and try to balance with the help of auxiliary muscles.
Let’s talk about the pros and cons of these exercises.
The first, and, perhaps, the most important, is the impact on all muscle groups. The free weights will allow your body to burn calories much faster than cardio (for example, running), which many people mistakenly consider being more effective for fat burning.
The second, no less important, is better coordination of movements. My experience shows that many people have real problems with it. Just working with free weights strengthens your joints. I already mentioned this in the previous article about “basic exercises”. In fact, the whole “base” consists of free weights. Training with free weights can be used as a high-intensity workout or cardio training (CrossFit).
The only nuance of working with “free weights” is the correctness of the exercises. These exercises are multi-joint, and therefore complex. It is necessary to work out the technique with a trainer (instructor). You can, of course, read books or watch videos, but I still advise you to contact a qualified specialist.
In conclusion, I would like to say that you need to make a plan of your training using free weights exercises – they are the foundation! And only after that, you can make isolating exercises.