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Machines vs. Free Weights: Which Is Best 10

If you walk into any commercial gym these days, it will be filled with all sorts of different machines and free weights. Chances are, there is a different machine for every muscle in your body and a large array of dumbbells, barbells, kettlebells and other assorted pieces of free weight equipment that can target any muscle or movement you can think up. So the question is, which is best? Depending on who you talk to, you will find people claiming that using all machine weights is best, people claiming only using free weights is best and people in between saying a mixture of both is best. Let’s take a look at the difference between the two and find out which one is best for YOU.


The 6 Foundation Principles of Health

Being healthy is not just about eating good food and exercising, sometimes it’s just not enough, so we need to look at the whole picture and focus on all aspects of our life. Listed below are the 6 principal foundations of health taught through the C.H.E.K Institute. These foundations look at all areas of health and work towards improving health and eliminating stress, disease and injury. In return you will feel fitter, more energetic and a better sense of overall wellbeing.


The 6 Major Types of Stress

There are six types of stress that our bodies are subject to. We need a certain amount of each type of stress to keep us healthy, but at the same time too much stress can be very damaging. It is believed that 99% of all disease is caused by stress and the body can’t tell the difference from one stressor to the next. So you might be over stressed from several negative stressors i.e. poor nutrition and emotional stress from work, and if you try to include a stress that might normally be beneficial like exercise, even though you might feel good afterwards from the endorphins your body releases, you are only adding to an already over stressed body and this is going to have an even bigger negative effect and cause long term problems.