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The Dangers Of Free Weights

Mar 12, 2008
It was 13 to 15 years ago, when I recieved a phone call from my ex girlfriends son. He asked me if I was interested in buying a used bench press. I said I would take it , since this was the period after I quit The Chicago Health Club (Bally's) and wasn't able to perform my non-stop routines anymore due to the crowds. (I was mainly using the Nautilus equipment.)

It was manufactured by a famous brand and man at the time and I never gave it a second thought I was closing in on a smashed head or throat, or much worst.

This was the type of bench that allowed you to also do weighted leg curls. Keep in mind, I also moved very quickly even when using weights. I was using the bench for maybe two or three weeks and just finished doing my leg curls when all hell broke lose, literally.

Suddenly, as I was just moving under the 175 lb. bar bell, I heard a snap and felt myself and the entire bench, weights and all come tumbeling down.

After my heart quit pounding, and I checked my shorts, I realized what had just happened. That punk must of tried to kill me. ( Just Kidding, I think )

I examined the bench and discovered the welds had broken seconds before my bench press routine.

In hindsite maybe I should have contacted the manufacturer just in case this was a manufacturing defect but I was so grateful to be in one piece, I let it go.

I swore off weights ever since but I needed an effective way to continue my workout and that is how I came up with the idea of emmulating the resistance equipment I used at Bally's and would rather be using anyway.

This is way before I owned a computer, so everything I needed had to be found the old fasion way with the yellow pages and telephone.

What I came up with was crude, simple and surprisingly just as effective as those monstrosities I was using at the health club.

I have since revised it and you can perform dozens of very effective exercises with the ability to work all the muscle groups and change the resistance very easily and get the precise movement for excellent results.

I also had to design it so I could fluidly and uninteruptedly move between each exercise to keep the blood flowing from head to toe as my routines moved from head to toe. ( this also gives one muscle group a chance to recover as you do another group )

Well, resistance type training has become very popular, especially amongst the female crowd. Since women generally don't want to buid muscle mass a good workout regimen will burn fat and tone the body.

Regardless, if your a man or a women, the ability to get the proper movement with full accurate resistance and extension will give you the most benefits. Free weights can be difficult to handle and cause injury.

The products on the market today are not only expensive and bulky but are confusing, especially for the beginner. It is essential you have a visualised result you are trying to accomplish, and then base your workout program to meet those needs.

Once you have decided on a workout regimen, the most important thing now is to put it in to action and don't ever, ever stop, or else you will regret it later on in life.

If this sounds like exercise regimen that can benefit you, resistance training might just be what you have been looking for and it can keep your weight under control while finally getting the healthy attractive physique you've always hoped for.

Exercise is the magic bullet to get in to good physical condition that will not only make you feel better, but will give you an excellent chance at a long, happy, healthy life.
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