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    Cybex machine failure.



    I was on rep 11 of my fourth set of 505lbs on the Cybex leg press when the belt snapped yesterday.


    Guess I should really listen to the advice on not using machines....

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    Its a sign. The gods of freeweights are displeased with you.

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    Cybex machines suck generally, even moreso than machines as a whole.
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    I'm assuming you were training for muscular endurance if you were going for that many reps. :)

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    Cable leg presses aren't that bad when used properly, but cybex machine do suck ass!
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    1) That's what you get for using Cybex machines
    2) That's what you get for doing leg presses

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judah Maccabee
    I'm assuming you were training for muscular endurance if you were going for that many reps. :)
    I dunno, that's within hypetrophy range, especially for the legs.
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    a little explanation. I've got a family membership to the local Y. They have a list of top 25 weight lifted/cardio time/number of workouts monthly. I get my biggest numbers from my legs, but that cybex machine only goes to 505, so I just kept adding more sets/reps. I now have the plate loaded machine on my profile for free weights.

    I told the "trainers" that my goal was to first rehab my shoulder, and then do squats, deadlifts and bench. They never set me up for those or showed me how to properly do them. Hopefully I'll run into someone in the gym that will be willing to help me out....

    I was number 11 in weight lifted for July... I did 40,000lbs more in August, hopefully that will bump me into the top 10.

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    That's one problem with those machines for someone big and strong enough. My suggestion in those cases is to do them unilaterally, one leg at a time. So instead of racking up the loading pin to, say, 500lbs and do reps with both legs, put it at 200lbs doing one set with one leg and immediately do another set with the other leg. That'd be one single set. Just remember that if you start one set with your right limb followed by the left, the next set should start with your left followed with the right, and so on.

    If you are too strong/big for those machines, and those are the only ones available, that'd be the way to go. You start with 10-12 reps, and then, as you get used to the unilateral work, you can start grinding down the numbers to heavy reps (5 reps per set or less). Or you can keep the high number 10-12 (or even 15).

    Not the most optimal thing to do, but hey, if you have lemons, you might as well make a good lemonade with them.
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    that is such an obvious solution that I'm ashamed I didn't think of it.

    thanks!

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