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    HERE COMES THE PAIN chromium6's Avatar
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    Assisted Barbells in the GYM

    ASSISTED BARBELLS VS FREE BARBELLS When I am in the Gym I prefer using Free Barbells, I have used assisted but they seem alot easier. Same weight but the assisted. Seemed to have me less winded. Is there a difference?? TO me there is. How do you feel about it??
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    Yes there is. I'm not sure if you are talking about a smith machine or something else...


    But, machine weights don't require the use of stabilizer muscles like a free weight would and does...

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    I think he is, cause if the weight is the same it can't be a counter-weight machine.

    Using free weight BB is better for strength, size, etc.

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    Originally posted by Accipiter
    Using free weight BB is better for strength, size, etc.
    You think it's better for size? Why is that?
    Last edited by syntekz; 03-21-2002 at 07:59 AM.

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    using bb's? There's no set range of motion, you have to actually use your muscles to control the path of the weight along it's movement.

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