Pros of using Free Weights in the UAE:
When using free weights you are stabilizing the weight, which will force you to use other little muscles that you didn’t know you were using.
You are the only one who is controlling the weights, which makes it harder and more effective.
Cons of Free Weights in the UAE:
Well, now it becomes complicated. I will take a risk and write my opinion.
There cannot be any cons of free weights – but only IF you are doing it properly.
If you have a proper form and can control the weight then there is nothing to worry about – this is why when starting out you should seek the advice of a professional muscle building personal trainer in Abu Dhabi, Dubai or Sharjah.
Pros of a gym training machine in the UAE:
Machines have the ability to isolate a specific group or groups of muscle, making them ideal for physical therapy patients that only want to do one leg or arm. They are also good for handicap people or older people who can’t handle all of the stress of free weights but still want to work out and get in shape.
Training machines are very safe. Most machines will keep you in a strict range of motion and therefore you will have less of a chance of creating any injuries because you won’t be going past your limits. Machines will also help you control and stabilize the chosen weight.
Cons of a gym training machine in the UAE:
It’s not a natural range of motion and therefore you won’t be using all of your muscles to stabilize the weight.
Many machines are also easily outgrown. As you progress a machine just won’t do the trick for you anymore.
To summarise – stick to the Free Weights if you can and if you feel comfortable using them 🙂