|12-22-2011, 08:40 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Cable or free weights
Which one do you think is better or more effective for a newbie? I was thinking maybe the cable machine since I will be able to keep my form good?
|12-22-2011, 08:43 PM||#2|
Bearded Beast of Duloc
Join Date: Jul 2009
Training Exp: 20+ years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: Deadlift
Fav Supp: Butter
Free weights. Take time to work on form and don't rush to add too much weight the first month or two.
|12-22-2011, 08:50 PM||#3|
Time to start over...
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Training Exp: 5
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: Bench & Deads
Fav Supp: VPX Power Shock & PLCAR
My answer equals BTB's answer. Weights, all the way. Take your time.
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|12-22-2011, 09:05 PM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Training Exp: 15 years
Training Type: Powerbuilding
Fav Exercise: bench and moar bench
Fav Supp: red meat
Don't have any other answer than what BTB said i just want to say i couldn't agree more!
|12-22-2011, 10:47 PM||#5|
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Hartsville, SC
Training Type: Powerlifting
Forget the cable machines exist! Bench, squats, deadlifts, rowes, chin ups, dip, shoulder press... do these correctly and do them a lot. You'll be golden!
|12-23-2011, 10:22 PM||#7|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Appleton, WI
Training Exp: > 13 years
Training Type: Bodybuilding
Fav Supp: AAEFX's whole line.
Learn to use a % of both.
Cables= allow you to over load safely.
Free weights= hit the stabalizers for heavier lifts and good for form.
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|12-25-2011, 02:59 PM||#9|
SFHW = Win
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Near Dallas, TX
Training Exp: 1-2
Training Type: General Fitness
Fav Exercise: Kettlebells, for now
Fav Supp: XTend
The most "bang for your buck" will come from the "big 4" basic barbell exercises -- the bench press, overhead press, squat, and deadlift (or variants of them). I'd recommend you focus your initial training on getting technique down on those first and focus on progression on those 4 exercises. This isn't to say that cable exercises are BAD -- there are many useful exercises you can do with a cable machine. However, cable exercises are generally best used as supplements to your "big 4" exercises.
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