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    Default Machines Vs free weights

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    Machines and free weights are equally effective, study shows

    Machines and free weights are equally effective, study shows


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    He is wrong, as we've discussed thousands of times on this board, in the books, in the videos, and in the podcasts. You have some catching up to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavel S View Post
    Machines and free weights are equally effective, study shows

    Machines and free weights are equally effective, study shows


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    Do you really not know what we think? What do you honestly think we're gonna say?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavel S View Post
    Machines and free weights are equally effective, study shows

    Machines and free weights are equally effective, study shows


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    "Equally effective" at what? A goal needs to be specified before a comparison can be drawn. There are things they are probably equally effective at, and there are things they are probably not. There are things the machines are even probably better for., just like there are certainly things the free weights are better for.

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    The best thing they're for is selling memberships. There's not even a link to the shitty study.

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    In my own experience, a lot of machines are a lot better at jacking up my shoulders and other joints, too.

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    Feels like this thread was created just to get people to click that obscure link.

    The only downside to solely using a barbell is that I don’t know what to do at hotel/condo “gyms” on vacation.

    I do think it’s funny that lots of people will use machines and then do separate exercises to improve their balance, instead of just getting stronger and improving balance at the same time with barbells.
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    I have no doubt that "Pavel" works for this Menno guy.

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    I think you joined yesterday and your first and only post is a link to an advertisement.

    Your attempt at guerilla marketing is bad, and you should feel bad.

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    If you read what this actually says it's arguing FOR using free weights. It's just cloaked in a popular hedge to deflect the increasingly (incorrect) fitness industry consensus based on these studies. (He says free weights have a slight advantage based on their freer movement pattern, but don't produce any muscle building advantage.)

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