Free Weights or Cable Machines?

A number of recent studies have implied that using free weights is probably a better option than using machines (cables), this is probably due to the fact that you have to engage your abdominal core muscles in anticipation of lifting and handling weights.

Researchers at the University of South Carolina confirmed this and showed men who trained with free weights had a lower incidence of back pain than their machine using comrades.

Free Weights or Cable Machines?

Free Weights or Cable Machines?

I must confess to being a free weights fan but like everything, to avoid injury they must be used properly. Lifting anything poorly can potentially do damage to the spine.

For advice regarding your programme give us a call on 93844237 or come and see us for an advisory session.

About Greg

Greg qualified in July 1982 graduating from the W.A.I.T (now Curtin University) and began his career at Royal Perth Hospital working in various areas of expertise as he gradually rotated through the different disciplines. This was a fantastic experience for a new graduate as he was exposed to so many different experiences.

He left in 1985 to continue Post Graduate studies and completed a Post Graduate Diploma in Manipulate Therapy (now called Musculoskeletal Therapy). He returned to Royal Perth Hospital as the Senior Physiotherapist in the Out Patient department for two years before a foray into private practice working for another practitioner in the city then joining his father’s practice in 1989.

His area of interest is all musculoskeletal pain but especially the spine. He loves neck and back problems!