“How does the weight I’m lifting translate for different equipment and exercises?” For example barbells, dumbbells and cables?”
Hi Richard –
Great Question! Thanks for sending it in! Next time you workout use these tips to determine your weight!
- A good rule of thumb is to double the weight of your dumbbells when switching to a barbell. For example:
Dumbbell Chest Press – 60 pounds
Barbell Chest Press – 120 pounds
- When working with stability devices it is a good idea to slightly lower your normal weight, at least for the first couple of times.
- Unfortunately cables are a little trickier because of the various pulley systems. When working on one cable machine double the weight of a single handle exercise when using a bar or rope.
- Up your weight when you can comfortably complete 2 extra reps in your final set.
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