Are free weights or machine weights better?

Many people say that machine weights are inferior to free weights especially when it comes to functional activities. Is this true and what does the research say on this? This study looks to answer the question, “Are free weights or machine weights better?”

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  • Schwarz, N.A.; Harper, S.P.; Waldhelm, A.; McKinley-Barnard, S.K.; Holden, S.L.; Kovaleski, J.E. A Comparison of Machine versus Free-Weight Squats for the Enhancement of Lower-Body Power, Speed, and Change-of-Direction Ability during an Initial Training Phase of Recreationally-Active Women. Sports 2019, 7, 215

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