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.
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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