I wanted to touch on the free weights vs machines debate in this post because the switch from “gym workouts” to “home workouts” means you might need to make use of alternative exercises. That is if you’re using a pre-planned routine to get in shape.
When I first started my home fitness quest I did a lot of research to find suitable solutions to replicate the same type of muscle stimulation. I actually did a lot of research to replace the typical exercises in my workouts.
I came away with a strong opinion, and resolve, that free weights were the best solution. But, can ideas and opinions change?
For some, this is a clear black and white debate. One has to clearly be better than the other. The common rule is to never talk about politics or religion in the work place. If someone ever asks you the loaded question, “Free weights vs machines, which one’s better?” Unless you want an argument, don’t fall for it!