Thursday, February 21, 2008

What "Assisted" Means

The "assisted" exercises I've been doing, dips and pullups, are using a machine that counters your body weight with weights that help lift you. For someone who is overweight, like myself, or simply whose strength to mass ratio is not enough where they can do a full set of dips or pullups, having an assisting machine helps you do a full set of exercises. While this may seem like cheating to some, I feel it is far more effective to do 12 proper pullups with assistance than 3 pullups struggling and kicking.

Thursday's Workout:

Assisted Dips: 12r at lvl 13 (weight unknown)
Assisted Pullups: 12r at lvl 15
Seated Chest Press: 12r at 95lbs
Seated Overhead Press: 12r at 80lbs
Cable Crossovers: 12r at lvl 6 (weight unknown)
Seated Leg Press: 12r at 195lbs
Standing Calf Raises: 12r at 62.5lbs
Glute Extensions: 12r at 87.5lbs (each leg)
Seated Flys: 12r at 62.5lbs
Seated Rows: 12r at 137.5lbs

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