Weight lifting exercises can be performed using free weights such as barbells and dumbbells. Free weights are an inexpensive way to build muscle, increase athletic performance, and burn off calories.
People who weight train with free weights use many different muscles at once, building lean muscle mass without bulking up like bodybuilders do.
Weight training benefits are vast. Some benefits are having more energy, building lean muscle mass without increasing body fat, increasing endurance and athletic performance, speeding up metabolism while decreasing cholesterol levels.
Weight training is a great way to shed excess pounds without engaging in any kind of endurance cardio activity.