To attain your long term and short term fitness goals you always put on some serious efforts. You put your time, money and above all you come out of your comfort zone to put your body under physical pain and stress to get yourself fit or be in shape. Things do not go easy for you in this journey because you had to compromise with your dietary habits and get separated from your favorite junk food or ice-cream for a fairly long time or for the rest of your life. You have to go all through this for the want of getting best results from the effort you are putting in the long and arduous workout sessions.
It is a common notion among people that in order to meet your fitness goals you need to hit the gym and for that matter a good gym with great infrastructure and a good instructor too. While the importance of being in a gym and under the tutelage of a good trainer cannot be denied, also it cannot be taken as the sole resort to realize your fitness goals. As far as a good instructor is concerned, going online you can find some real good one and following their program and advices you can start your own fitness journey. It is also a fact that you can do a lot of improvement in the direction of fitness if you follow certain free weight exercises along with other common ones that can be done even outside a gymnasium. For example simple and awesome workouts using only dumbbell will bring you great results if done on a regular basis by following the right directions.
Here I will bring some of the advantages of some free basic trainings to your notice that could help you big time.
Balance and strength: Research papers have revealed the fact that the persons practicing free weight exercises can gain superior level of strength and highest degree of balance as well. Reports also suggest that users with free weight exercises gained 58% more strength and more than 190% of balance than those using the resistance training machines.
Versatility: While both resistance training machine and free weight training can give you the same result of developing strength and balance, the free weight training gives an addition in terms of versatility and some specific real life movements. In machines the body is actually fixed to a position, but in case of free weight training the movement can happen on different planes and in different dimensions.
Result: Since free weights engage more muscle masses into an activity, dealing with those requires increased effort. So in the process of gaining strength and maintaining balance under strenuous condition more calories are burned.
As such there are not many disadvantages of free weight training. If there is any, then the effect of those can be negated with a proper strategy in place and the body can be trained well to gain the maximum benefit at minimum expenses.