MIL Military Press question..

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Ilyusha, Oct 15, 2004.

  1. Ilyusha

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    This is sort of a waste of a post, since it's such a narrow fielded question, but anyway.. I use a machine for Military Presses. I basically sit down on a chair and the machine is one of those with a regular sized BB that has hooks on it that you can hook on by twisting the bar forward, so it pretty much acts as a safety device. My question is, how much does that bar weigh? It's like a regular 45lb sized bar, but I wonder if I am still lifting 45 pounds with it?
     
  2. roofus

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    the one in my gym weighs 15 pounds instead of 45
     
  3. GuOD

    GuOD mcflurry diet

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    wait for HP_84 to respond. he's the resident expert on military press
     
  4. Ilyusha

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    Hmm.. interesting. Maybe the one at my gym does too.. :dunno:
     
  5. Ilyusha

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    :bigthumb:
     
  6. ACURA TL-S

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    That is called a Smith machine, it should say somewhere what the resting weight is, and it does not work your stabilizer muscles nearly as much as free weights.
     
  7. Ilyusha

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    Ahh.. Smith.

    I do DB shoulder presses and those every other week.. switch em up.
     
  8. Gein

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    No standing bodyweight military press no care. :bowdown:
     
  9. Ilyusha

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    That's uh.. gonna take a while. :hs:
     
  10. SteveO

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    put up 215 on seated BB today, weigh 210. I'd say it weighs anywhere between between 5-10 lbs, the guides seem to take away a lot of it. As someone said, it doesn't give you near as good of a workout as a free weight though
     
  11. thomez

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    lift the bar by itself and compare it to some db's and see what it seems close to - 15lbs or 45lbs should be quite obvious.
     
  12. Dr. Smooth

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    its 15 ill bet
     
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    What lazy ass mod put this thread in here :hsugh:
     
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    Hahaha nice
     

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