***FREE WEIGHTS vs GYM WORKOUTS*** ADVISES NEEDED

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    Apr 18, 2013 10:18 AM GMT
    ***FREE WEIGHTS vs GYM WORKOUTS*** ADVISES NEEDED


    hello


    I know guys you got lost of experience in gaining muscles and exercising. Can someone advice me if my idea of getting full free weights set( dumbbells and barbell (max weight 50kg) would work for me the best?

    I am new to gym world, due to my lower back problems I can't not go for the heaviest stuff at the gym so I don't expect to be MR muscle. What I want to reach is to get a nice chest (reasonable muscle, not the biggest ones, just to get rid of my bony chest).

    I used to go to a gym, but what noticed is that barbells and stuff that is good for my chest is always occupied. According to my friends, machines will not build a chest, only free weights.

    Would a free weights set( dumbbells and barbell (max weight 50kg) help me to reach my goal building reasonable nice chest without going to the gym in my case?

    I do cardio on my own as well?

    let me know guys what you think about it


    thanks
  • starboard5

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    Apr 18, 2013 2:42 PM GMT
    The best choice you can make for yourself, especially as you have back problems, is to pay for a personal trainer, one with a respected certification (ACSM- American College of Sports Medicine, NASM-National Academy of Sports Medicine, NSCA-National Strength and Conditioning Association; there are a number which any google search can pull up.)

    It may seem like a lot of money, but it will save you time and possible injury. You can use a trainer for several months, learn what you specifically want to know for your goals and limitations, and then strike out on your own. I think it would be your best bet.
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    Apr 18, 2013 2:59 PM GMT
    i do a bit of everthing and have found that I have better gains and more fun workouts than if I concentrate on just one method

    mix it up, dumbells barbells machines
  • Destinharbor

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    Apr 18, 2013 3:17 PM GMT
    Do NOT lift with a barbell without a spotter/partner. I know you say you will only lift fairly light weights, but if you want to grow, you'll need to eventually raise the weight. Dumbbells are great but I agree with Starboard5, if you have back issues, start with a GOOD trainer. And the bit about equipment always being tied up in a gym is bs. Get with a trainer in a gym and take it seriously.
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    Apr 18, 2013 3:49 PM GMT
    fantasticlad said***FREE WEIGHTS vs GYM WORKOUTS*** ADVISES NEEDED


    hello


    I know guys you got lost of experience in gaining muscles and exercising. Can someone advice me if my idea of getting full free weights set( dumbbells and barbell (max weight 50kg) would work for me the best?

    I am new to gym world, due to my lower back problems I can't not go for the heaviest stuff at the gym so I don't expect to be MR muscle. What I want to reach is to get a nice chest (reasonable muscle, not the biggest ones, just to get rid of my bony chest).

    I used to go to a gym, but what noticed is that barbells and stuff that is good for my chest is always occupied. According to my friends, nice chest without going to the gym

    let me know guys what you think about it


    thanks


    These will build you a chest. Super cheap but indestructable.

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