Regardless, if you are new to the gym or have been around, machine weights and freestyle weights are both options that definitely benefit you. Whether you are a newbie or an experienced bodybuilder, each one has their pro's and con's but still should be used through out your workout routine because strength training is important to everyday functioning. It helps:
When you do weights machine, there are some machines to be extra cautious on. They are:
Free weights can include a number of different type of weights. They can be dumbbells, medicine balls, kettle bells, barbells, ankle & wrist weights, and the list just goes on. They even include resistant bands.
You can never go wrong with any of these types of weights. You just want to make sure that if you are going to do free weights that you practice good form. It is always best to get a trainer to start if you are a first timer to free weights. Machines are awesome when you first start on your own but again the gym staff will always help and show you the ropes if you are unsure how to use them.
Weight machines and Free weights are both great for everyday workout routines because they all create muscle confusion which is needed to prevent plateaus and create fat burn. However, if you consistently only do the weight machines by themselves eventually you could end up on a plateau which is why both is better than just one. With free weights, you will always have that variety.