Free Weights vs. Machines: Which Is Better?

Training with free weights

Key Points: *** Are free weights or machines better to train with? Which makes your muscles grow faster? Which makes you stronger? And does it make any difference if you are a beginner or an advanced lifter? Or if you are young or old? While some may preach the superiority of one or the other, … Read more

Chest Press vs. Bench Press: 17 Pros and Cons

Chest Press Machine

The machine chest press and the bench press are two popular exercises that both work your chest, front delts, and triceps. The chest press is generally safer and easier to learn, but the bench press has helped more lifters build muscle and reach high levels of strength. Depending on your goals and circumstances, both exercises … Read more

Smith Machine vs. Free Barbell Squats?

Smith machine squat

Just the other day, we received a question from Shawn, who writes: “Hi bud, like your videos! Could you do one on Smith machine squats vs free weight squats, is one better than the other? Is 95 lbs in the smith machine equal to 95 lbs with a free barbell?” That’s a great question! And … Read more