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    question about leg press?

    Let's say there are no plates on the leg press machine, and you were to perform leg presses. then how much are you leg pressing? It is 45 pounds?

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    It would depend on the machine.

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    Why does it matter? As long as you have the relative weights for the machine you're using, that's all that matters. There are too many factors for a direct comparison between different kinds of machines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MixmasterNash
    Why does it matter? As long as you have the relative weights for the machine you're using, that's all that matters. There are too many factors for a direct comparison between different kinds of machines.
    I like to know what I am lifting for my log records. Instead I put "8 plates" it just seems to annoying and lacks the information I write for the other workouts.

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    You're logging this down so you can see your improvements and learn from your mistakes, right? So if you did 3pps in September, and 5pps in December you know that you went up 2pps. Does a number really matter? Keep in mind lbs. is just a measurement of mass, our bodies are foreign to it.
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    Just count the plates, not the machine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Canadian Crippler
    You're logging this down so you can see your improvements and learn from your mistakes, right? So if you did 3pps in September, and 5pps in December you know that you went up 2pps. Does a number really matter? Keep in mind lbs. is just a measurement of mass, our bodies are foreign to it.
    good point. At the end it's all relative.

    thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaolin Temple
    good point. At the end it's all relative.

    thanks

    For reference, I don't think most people count the weight of the machine...if you were interested in comparing.

    Just like when I do T bar rows on a machine, I don't count the weight of the machine only the weight I put on. If its a machine you load weight onto, people usually just count the weight they load on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ianack4life
    For reference, I don't think most people count the weight of the machine...if you were interested in comparing.

    Just like when I do T bar rows on a machine, I don't count the weight of the machine only the weight I put on. If its a machine you load weight onto, people usually just count the weight they load on.
    ok, wasn't sure how it was done. Thanks.

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