What is Free weights?

Category: Exercises

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Free weights are dumbbells, barbells, and kettlebells. Unlike weight machines, they do not constrain users to specific, fixed movements, and therefore require more effort from the individual's stabilizer muscles.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 10 1
Improve flexibility/strength 4 2
Improve mobility 1 0
Muscle and joint pain 1 2
Muscle weakness 1 2

Show all 6 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 4

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Free weights

Side effect Patients

Dosages

Based on patients currently doing Free weights

Dosage Patients
1.5 hr weekly 1
30 min daily 1
20minutes as needed 1

Why patients stopped taking Free weights

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Course of treatment ended 1
I didn't have enough time 1
Other 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 3 patients who've stopped doing Free weights

Duration

Currently doing Free weights

Duration Patients
5 - 10 years 3

Stopped doing Free weights

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
2 - 5 years 1
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 2
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 3
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 2
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Free weights

Sep 1, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for increased strength)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Improve flexibility/strength)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.5 hr Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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