I’ve been working out doing mainly weighted bodyweight exercices for the past 7 months. I’ve put on 6 kg of LBM and am satistfied of my physical/ performance changes. I am 5"11, now at 165 pounds for 10% body fat.
However, I want to introduce some change and mix free weights with machines along with keeping some bodyweight exercises.
I’am currently searching for a house to rent, in which I plan to have a home gym. I plan to keep this house for several years at least and so would like for the home gym to have all the space that is needed for equipment and for it to be comfortable to move around.
I understand as far as free weights and bodyweights exercises go a 20 * 20 feet room would be comfortable enough.
However, I am completely unfamiliar with machines. My question is, what machines would be most useful ? I have heard there is debate between freeweights vs machines but I ideally want the “best of both worlds”.
Hence, what machines should I plan for that can get the job done better than freeweights in certain cases? (Knowing my my main goal is mass and aesthetics rather than strength, although I understand both are related)
Would be great if you could make a list of machines with this in mind :
Why do these movements get their job done better than their freeweight counterpart considering my objectives? Any machines that isolate muscles in ways freeweights cannot, an important consideration for aesthetics?
According to these lists, I’ll plan for the right space.
Thank you for your time : ),