Smashed chest today aka the weakest part in my body because I NEVER work it 🙄 also finally found grey pants (sounds like no big deal but it took me like over a year) so it's been a good day
All the things! Very organized. This is the last of yellow legal pad; I actually use white. I've been awake since 2:45 am. Don't worry about me. Action shot of pre-refurbished table; making it brand new this weekend!
Stay tuned for tomorrow's #FreebieFriday! Items will be provided on a first come, first serve basis and only available until they are gone so be sure to clear your schedules and get down to Prosource Fitness in Raleigh early tomorrow to claim your freebies!
Can't always be hitting those glamour muscles, you always hear that triceps are about 2/3 of your upper arm, but no one ever wants to commit a day to them. Grow up and hit some triceps one day and forearms the next. Can't have forgotten muscles
This Coach Cocky guy gives a good workout but ... he's still a odd bird I have to say.
Which is better? Free weights or machines? The answer is it depends on what you're trying to achieve and most likely a combination of both is best.
Free weights are better for developing overall strength and typically recruit more muscle fibers. They are also a bit harder to learn and can be more dangerous if you don't know what you're doing.
Most machines are safer. They are easier to learn and a lot of them are specifically designed to target a particular muscle which makes machines great for trying to isolate a muscle.
Overall, if you're an athlete or trying to build up overall strength and size, you should probably focus your workouts on mostly free weights with some machines for isolation work. If you're just lifting weights to be healthy and want to gain a little bit of muscle and strength, you could most likely accomplish that safely with more machines.
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If you use the smith machine (the equipment in the top 2 pictures above ) PLEASE read the following🏼. The smith machine is a device where the barbell (the equipment in the bottom 2 pictures above ) 🏽♀️ is attached and fixed into the apparatus. The PROBLEM with this is that our bodies are meant to move freely and not in a fixed pattern. This can cause a lack of carryover in strength 🏼, balance and coordination. Plus it can cause INJURY 🤕 now and down the road.
The barbell however (and other free weights which I will explain in future posts) allows us to move NATURALLY. It also (VERY important) allows us to spot any weak links in our body that could mean harm in the future (i.e. mobility and flexibility restrictions as well as coordination and movement pattern problems). And if that doesn’t spark your interest. Free weights like the barbell have a greater potential for helping you lose fat🥕, build muscle and gain STRENGTH 🏽♀️🏼 because of the heavier demands on the body. I will post another piece soon about what you can do instead of using the smith machine as well as how to do it safely and effectively to meet your goals! But PLEASE remember, although the smith machine may seem safer and better than free weights, it is NOT ! Say goodbye 🏼 to the smith machine
Welcome 🤝 the new confidence and gainzzz.
I will post on how to use free weights for your goals soon!
Thank you for reading!
Do you ever use the smith machine