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  1. Bausk

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    If the weight stack says "Weight stack indicates resistance for each handle" and it says 50 on each side of the stack... does that mean I am lifting 100 while doing rows? Or is it just 50? Looks similar to this:

    - 50 I 50 -
     
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    Well if it says 50 on EACH handle, and says the weight represents the weight of EACH handle, I would probably be convinced that 50 is the weight of EACH handle. Being that 50 plus 50 equals 100, then yes, you are rowing 100.
     
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    does it feel like 50 or does it feel like 100
     
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    no gym for home
     
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    and I think you are wrong, if it says " 50 I 50 " that means 50 for that handle.
     
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    If it says each handle, how would that make sense? And unless he's a girl, I really hope he's not rowing a total of 50lbs with both arms.
     
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    I would guess it's 100 as well, I just finished doing barbell bent over rows with 95lbs. Cable rows are easier.

    All of their machines are like that too. I think I'll go in this afternoon and ask the gym owner. Or I'll take a cell phone pic tomorrow.
     
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    You can't really judge on some machines. While the weight may actually be 100lbs that you're lifting, the force you're exerting may only be 60lbs worth because of pulley assistance. That's why on some machines you can max the stack while on others, you can hardly do 50% of the weight.
     
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    each cable is independantly weighted, so if he is in a cable crossover station, each handle/cable may be 50lbs


    this whole thread is a clusterfuck anyway
     
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    Couldn't be more true. Just do a weight that challenges you to work hard and forget about the numbers. On any machine the numbers don't really mean dick.
     
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    thread delivers
     
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    shouldnt the weight listed on the machine indicated the force required to lift it after the pulleys? and not the actual weight of the metal?

    i concur with lifting the weight that challenges you, just use the numbers as a reference, try and do higher numbers over time
     
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    If all else fails, that will be what will happen.
     
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    Probably. But it doesn't.
     
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