free weights

plural noun

: heavy objects that are lifted during exercising (such as dumbbells and barbells) that are not attached to a piece of equipment

Examples of free weights in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s a sprawling rooftop pool perfect for laps and a multiroom gym with machines and free weights. Katie Lockhart, Travel + Leisure, 26 Nov. 2023 The resort’s fitness center, open 24 hours, includes treadmills, ellipticals, and free weights. Patricia Doherty, Travel + Leisure, 1 Nov. 2023 When using free weights such as a dumbbell, barbell, or kettlebell, the easiest point of the exercise is when the elbow is straightened at the bottom of the movement. Cori Ritchey, Men's Health, 8 Sep. 2023 There’s a yoga section for guests to set up a mat on small platforms in the heart of the hotel’s tropical garden and a fitness room filled with treadmills and free weights inside. Parker Diakite, Essence, 29 Aug. 2023 Then free weights for 20 minutes and then the bike. Carol Besler, Robb Report, 29 July 2023 According to an annual survey in the American College of Sports Medicine’s journal, strength training with free weights ranked as the second-most popular fitness trend in 2023, after wearable fitness technology. Maia Pandey, NBC News, 25 July 2023 But for those who are hesitant about scaling the walls, North Mass Boulder also offers yoga classes, a free weights section and dedicated family rooms, including one with a pirate ship. Miranda Jeyaretnam, The Indianapolis Star, 21 July 2023 Zen Moments After a workout in the gym (treadmills, ellipticals and free weights are a few things available), a trip to the Cloud 9 Spa is a just reward. Dwight Brown, Essence, 11 July 2023 See More

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“Free weights.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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