Table Free Weights vs Resistance Machines

Free Weights Low cost and versatile.

Form is crucial; spotter is needed.

Trains balance and posture; mimics daily activities.

Can perform multi-joint and single-joint exercises.

Muscles trained through joint's full range of motion.

Resistance Machines

Expensive, less versatile, need access to equipment.

Supports the body during the exercise; easy to adjust.

Isolates muscle groups more easily than free weights.

Machines made for multi-joint and single-joint exercises.

Muscle training occurs in a limited range of motion.

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