Multigym weight amounts

Discussion in 'Health and Fitness' started by Llamageddon, Jun 3, 2007.

  1. Llamageddon

    Llamageddon MAP's weird cousin Supporter

    In my uni gym there is an annoying thing. On many of the machines, there is no table telling you hoe much you're lifting! You can only go by what number weight you're lifting (eg 1 through 20).

    I was wondering if there is a standard for these machines that someone could point me towards? It's a bit of a hinderance at the moment trying to work out targets!
  2. Liffguard

    Liffguard Valued Member

    I've usually found that plates are either 5kg or 7.5kg. Can't you just ask a gym attendant?
  3. Llamageddon

    Llamageddon MAP's weird cousin Supporter

    That's good thinking. I'll try to catch one next time I see one there.
  4. CosmicFish

    CosmicFish Aleprechaunist

    I'm not sure you'd even need to know how much you're lifting. Not on some machines anyway. With some of them you have to factor in any leverage issues and sometimes multiple pulleys. So, where you might be moving say 50kg up and down on a bench machine, this won't necessarily translate to a 50kg freeweight bench.
  5. g-bells

    g-bells Don't look up!

    here is the states they usually go up in ten pound increments

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