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    Question smith machine - weight?

    hi everyone - is there a standard weight for the bar on smith machine or are they all different? if they're the same - how much does the bar weigh? thanks!
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    It will probably depend on the machine, we used a floor scale on the one at our gym and it came in at 25lb even though it is an olympic bar.
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    yeah, depends on the counter weight on each machine, they're all a bit different.

    they usually say the bar weight somewhere on the machine, like on the inside of one of the uprights.

    I believe 15lbs is typical for a Smith bar.


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    Try 35 pounds. Unless it's made of plastic.

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    Usually depends on the age of the machine. If it is fairly new then the counterbalance usually makes the bar weigh 15 pounds instead of the standard 45. If it is an old machine, then sometimes there is NO counterbalance and it weighs 45 lbs. You can usually tell simply from the weight of the bar without any weight.
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    it feels pretty light to me - definitely not 45. but i don't know if it's 15 or 20 or 25....

    i'll check carefully to see if it says on the uprights. thanks!
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    Originally posted by PowermanDL
    Try 35 pounds. Unless it's made of plastic.
    it depends on how much it's counter-weighted smart ass.


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    or not.

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    it's a lot less than 35 lbs.

    thank you to the people who were being helpful. (prince, scotty, ponyboy)
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    I read somewere they are usually 16-25. But like they said it all depends on the style and how the counterweight is set.

    Just going from one to the other in our gym you can tell there is a weight difference.
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    If you wanna get it just right try standing on a set of scales then pick up the bar, work out the difference and voila!!

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