Itís interesting that more people in the poll chose free weights.
I think itís a question of economics.
If like me youíre on a pension, for about £100 ($200) you can set yourself up with a decent bar and dumbbell outfit, a mini bike and then all you need is self-discipline.
Set yourself a target of a 2 hour session three times a week and youíre away.
On the other hand, the gym requires money for each session, also a gym reasonably close so time becomes a factor, then you donít experiment and work out lifts and exercises which suit you.
My worry, is that discussion about which is the better, will stop people getting started.
To anyone reading these articles, who is wondering whether to get started Ė stop wondering get yourself a set of fixed weight dumbbells (good starters, and someone gave me my first set) study the Spark People site, build up your free weights as you build your body, and take a lot of notice of Nicole, from whom this 73 year old has learnt a great deal.
IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO GET STARTED
- 6/19/2008 5:33:04 AM