Free weights vs. machines

  • I'm 4 weeks in and very comfortable using the machines at the gym.
    My question is this: should I be using free weights? Is it a better workout? Will I get better results?
    I get nervous to go into the free weight area with a bunch of guys, as silly as it sounds. 

  • Hi Joykara!  Look at the thread named "Machines or Free Weights??"  They have a good discussion of this issue.

    Good luck!