ID this machine?

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ID this machine?

Postby philsov » Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:46 am UTC

And if you know of any exercises that are good on it, also please advise.

Forgive the mirror in the background. It's a big box with weights up to 150 lbs on both sides, pulleys/hooks on both the top and bottom, and currently 3 different gripping attachments (bar [bottom left], small square [left of the machine, kinda small], and a rope thing [upper right]). Sides are about 10 feet apart.

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This is from the gym in my apartment complex. Along with this machine there's stationary cardio stuff, free weights up to 40 lbs, weight bench, an incline situp bench, and a leg extension machine that I'm not very fond of. So I'd like to look into various exercises that I can use with this thing, but it's kinda hard to search for stuff when I don't know what it's called.
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Re: ID this machine?

Postby shocklocks » Fri Mar 04, 2011 11:51 am UTC

It's a cable machine. Is pretty easy to make some assumptions on how to use it just by looking at how it's set up yes? All sorts of different rows and pull downs and what not.
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/rudy10.htm has some examples.

If it's comfortable definitely use the frame for chin ups and pull ups

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Re: ID this machine?

Postby Izawwlgood » Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:24 pm UTC

You can do just about any exercise in the book with those things.
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Re: ID this machine?

Postby philsov » Tue Mar 08, 2011 10:40 pm UTC

It's a cable machine. Is pretty easy to make some assumptions on how to use it just by looking at how it's set up yes?


Moderately, yeah. On some of the more intuitive stuff I had attempted prior, I was trying to do some sort of perfectly vertical thing, and I kept on running into angle issues due to the pulley. But thanks for the name and link :D
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Re: ID this machine?

Postby Rackum » Fri Mar 11, 2011 9:50 pm UTC

I've always called that a cable crossover machine. Here's a good site for "animated" images of lots of different exercises (some which are done on a cable crossover machine some are not): TrainingStation.

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Re: ID this machine?

Postby jack6699 » Sat May 14, 2011 1:22 am UTC

I think it's pretty basic, an older machine


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