Strength Exercises for Weight Training
Strength exercises are weight training exercises that require the use of specially designed fitness equipment where each piece of equipment will allow you to perform only one exercise (or a few variations of an exercise).
Or in other words, there is one strength machine designed for each strength exercise that you'll want to do.
Strength machines are most commonly found in commercial gyms although some people do make the investment for home-gym setups.
Here are the key benefits to using strength exercises:
Easy to use and saves you time
The primary reason why strength exercises are so popular is because they provide their users with outstanding ease of use. For most machines you'll only have to sit down on the machine's bench, select the weight desired using a small baton and begin working out.
This is dramatically easier to use when you compare it to barbell exercises for which you'll have to change the configuration of weight plates between each exercise. You'll also save on down-time between exercises which will allow you to maximize the time spent actually working out.
Lets you pinpoint specific muscles
Because strength machines are specifically built for each strength exercise, you'll be placed in positions to target very specific muscles while working out. Contrary to freeweight exercises (such as barbell or dumbbell exercises) where you'll need the input of various stabilizing muscles to help you keep your balance, strength exercises lets you focus exclusively on the muscles you want to train.
Reduced risk of injury
Finally, because you'll never be out of balance (being securely seated) while using strength exercises you should see a lower risk of injury that could occur otherwise from picking up weights from the floor or walking with weights in your hands. Also these kinds of exercises are better suited for people that like to workout alone since they don't require the use of a spotter.