When using smith machine...

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  1. timberwolf

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    How much do you record the weight as if you did two plates?
    Aren't most smith machines counter weighted??
     
  2. D-GUy

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    If I used the smith machine, I'd just count the weight of the plates.
     
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    don't use smith machines
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    simth bar is usually 25lbs not 45, some are more though, we had a smith that wasnt balanced and the bar was 55 cause of collars. We also have one thats ZERO balanced and weighs out to be nothing.
     
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    Thanks.
    Like D-Guy posted, I usually don't count the bar weight. Someone I was talking to said you should actually subtract weight though I can't see it or feel it being lighter.
     
  6. Vanessa

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    Just count the plates. Ever moved the smith bar when there aren't any weights on it? If not, i tell you it doesn't feel like you're lifting anything - so i wouldn't bother counting it as weight.
     
  7. PurEvl

    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    like i said there all different. some are balanced to zero, some are balanced to 25 pounds, and some are not balanced at all but are on poles to keep stabality for people. Theres many different kinds
     
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    it doesn't really matter, as long as you're putting more plates on over time :)
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    The smith at my gym has the weight of the unloaded bar on the side, it's 15 pounds.
     
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    5lbs at my gym...
     
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    Ours isn't counter-weighted at all, and it appears to be a standard Olympic bar (bends slighty the same as standard 45lb bar). I'll doublecheck.
     
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  14. Vanessa

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    I guess every one that i've used has been counter balanced.
     
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