What the fuck am I lifting v.Pulldowns ib"notverymuch":mamoru:

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  1. Dr. Fuckface

    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    Are the plates on most pull-down machines 10lbs?

    Does the effective weight vary according to the pullies used, and as such, vary from machine to machine?

    What does the average pulldown bar weigh, and is that weight factored into the first plate to offset the bar?
     
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    everything is different
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    There are pull down machines that at a gym up at school that I can do 250 on and then there's a machine at my current gym that is difficult with 190. Also, the condition of the cables, pullys, and everything else makes it difficult to gauge actual weight. However, as long as you're continually increasing the weight you should be fine.

    Also, different numbers of pullys will make it easier or harder, depending on the configuration.
     
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    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    figured as much.
     
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    Dr. Fuckface Wheelguns: when it absolutely, positively has to g

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    yeah, it was mostly just for log keeping. but as long as i'm busting ass, i'm good i guess.
     
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    crucialkc the earth is flat

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    try to use the same cable station that way your log is accurate
     
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    disblohs I can't shake this little feeling I'll never get a

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    If you ever end up changing gyms, keep that in mind. I went from doing 210 on one tri pushdown machine to struggling with 100 on another. It definitely varies and in some cases it varies quite dramatically. If I didn't make a note of switching gyms in my log then it would look like I suddenly got a lot weaker.
     
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    i think i'll just set it to five plates, hang one 25 on each side of the bar, and add/subtract until the weight on the bar seems equal to the resistance by the stack. :dunno:
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    pullups are superior to pulldowns
     
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    if you can do pullups ( im not strong enough..)
     
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    people who aren't strong enough can use a jump stretch band for assistance
     
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    Why would you guys be set back at all based on what cable machine you use?

    Of course I know what you're talking about with respect to different machines are totally different, but the giant point here is that it's a cable machine -I only look at the weight on it so I remember what to write in my log! If it feels light, go heavier.

    If you're working hard you're going to get stronger. Heck, half the time when I do stuff like lat pull downs I'm just doing work -raising the total volume of lat based work I accomplish. It doesn't even matter what the weight is. Just go up and work hard.

    Just my 2c.
     
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    Well i do my pullups on the power rack. I only need a little help. Thats big enought to stretch all the way right? Also thats the lightest one availible?
    Thanks
     
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    stretching the band across at the bottom provides less help right?
     
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