Free weights vs. machines
As you know, I have had a few injuries the last couple of months and I find it more practical to use machines. Do you use mostly barbells/dumbells or machines?
My preference has always been machines as I feel they allow for more accuracy. Of course, they only come with so much weight attatched and can quickly be maxed out hehe.
The best option would be a combination. The freeweights not only allow for more weight when needed, but it uses the stabalizer muscles surrounding the target muscles. Also, dumbbells get my preference over barbells for the same stabalizing/balancing reasons. But these too have weight maxes usually.