Free Weight versus Machine

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    Josh Landers
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    This might be impossible to answer because there are a variety of applications.  I have a well equipped home gym, but it is still growing.  I am looking at plate loaded preacher curl machines and plate loaded row machines currently.  Is there a significant difference in free weight and these machines?  Maybe the machines will eliminate dead spots where you lose tension?

    #161076
    Simo Matikainen
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    It really depends on the machine. With machines you have more stability which is a plus and imo machines are better especially for back and for safety also. I wouldnt invest on preacher curl machine tho as dumbbels and barbells do the job well enough. You could also do a lot with adjustable pulleys.

    #161127
    Josh Landers
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    It really depends on the machine. With machines you have more stability which is a plus and imo machines are better especially for back and for safety also. I wouldnt invest on preacher curl machine tho as dumbbels and barbells do the job well enough. You could also do a lot with adjustable pulleys.

    Thanks Simo. That was my thinking as well.

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    BryceBahm
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    Joe
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