Here are eight benefits of using free weights:
1. WORK MUSCLES MORE EFECTIVELY – When you use free weights for strength training, you have to work harder against gravity. This is because you have to lift dumbbells or plates. As you maneuver the weight into different positions, this works out different muscles – including stabilizer muscles that aren’t activated as much on machines.
2. CARDIO BENEFIT -In the first 4 weeks of strength training with free weights, your body builds muscle by contracting each muscle group. This helps to improve your overall strength while also burning fat
3. GAIN STRENGTH AND MASS – After a period of regular strength training with free weights, the structure of your muscles changes to build larger, stronger muscles. Progress takes time, but you should start seeing results within a couple weeks.
4. VERSATILITY – Free weights, like dumbbells or weight plates lifted on bars