Powertec leverage gyms

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  1. Brawl*n*Sprawl

    Brawl*n*Sprawl White Belt

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    i need some opinions here cause the gym i go to has 2 powertec gyms, a cable crossover apparatas, and 5lbs-30lb hex DB
    Do you think those machines will build strength, cause i can lift some serious weight on the poweertec gym.
    @ home i have cast iron weights up to 245or maybe 250lbs and i only can do 200lb bench for10 solid reps, 190lb barbell row 8 reps, 225lb deadlift for 6 reps but my legs are weak only 170lbs for 10 reps or more but usually i dont have a spotter for free weight workout and i dont own a power rack, just a simple bench.
    which would be better?
     
  2. Todd Gack

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    Stick with your free weights.

    5-30 lb. dumbells, what kind of gym is this?
     
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    krellik Gimli son of Cisco

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    Its not a gym, its a fishmarket!
     
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    Very usefull.




    For Rotator Cuff exercises.
     
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    Curves
     
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    WTF! Oh man that's brutal.
    You gotta buy yourself some wieghts or find another gym man.
     
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    bdweezil6998 Blue Belt

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    ...up to 30lbs? Squats. But you might only want to use one of the 30lb dumbbells. You'll have legs like Mike Platz in no time.
     
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    LOL! I was gonna mention Curves in my initial post but I didn't think anyone else would get it. There was an article in our local paper that totally trashed Curves saying that the average Curves workout burns 80-100 calories.
     
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    That's why they call it curves, not hot chicks.
     
  10. Resident A-hole

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    I have a Powertec leverage system in my house. I normally go to a gym & use free weights, buts it great to have for when I need it.

    It's pretty good for strength training, it's the same principal as hammer strength- which is in every gym. It sucks for squats, but you can get a good upper body workout on it. Free weights are still much better for functional strength.

    I am actually looking to sell the Powertec, & get an olympic squat rack/bench set-up.
     

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