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« on: January 02, 2013, 11:02:58 AM »

why is it called a smith machine because inventer was named smith. Grin Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy rudy smith.


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« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2013, 02:55:38 PM »

the pec dec


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« Reply #2 on: January 03, 2013, 11:56:46 AM »

the round bench or moon bench for ribcage expansion via pullovers.


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« Reply #3 on: January 03, 2013, 04:41:50 PM »

nautilus pullover machine demonstrated by mercury morris.


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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2013, 04:42:45 PM »

the swingbell for bis, tris,shoulders mainly, actually added another 20 lbs to mine since photo.


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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2013, 04:44:48 PM »

more swingbell


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« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2013, 09:41:48 AM »

 Grin arm curl machine.


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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2013, 09:47:59 AM »

kettlebells


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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2013, 03:24:04 PM »

Grin arm curl machine.

First gym I trained in had one of these. We all loved it !!! I think Ed Jubinville was manufacturing them in the northeast somewhere.
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« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2013, 03:23:37 AM »

First gym I trained in had one of these. We all loved it !!! I think Ed Jubinville was manufacturing them in the northeast somewhere.

Yes, Ed's factory was in Holyoke MA. My Dad and my Uncle went there once and bought some weights and a bench, back in the early 70's.
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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2013, 11:30:33 AM »

First gym I trained in had one of these. We all loved it !!! I think Ed Jubinville was manufacturing them in the northeast somewhere.
jubinville made equipment for lurie back than i guess his kid picked up for ed  and is still in business last i heard.


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« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2013, 11:33:55 AM »

jubinville made equipment for lurie back than i guess his kid picked up for ed  and is still in business last i heard.
i like how ed jubinville tested his equipment by having elephants stand on them. i heard grimek used to throw dumbells out the third floor window at york to test them.


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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2013, 11:38:59 AM »

Yes, Ed's factory was in Holyoke MA. My Dad and my Uncle went there once and bought some weights and a bench, back in the early 70's.
i used to enjoy going with my  father to get equipment{many} years back 3 trips to york wish i would have thought to get jcg autograph, a trip to lurie's in brooklyn. i still have most of that stuff. jubinville curl bench and jubinville hack squat machine can be seen hopefully in this pic.


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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2013, 11:41:37 AM »

next up the worse exercise device ever the ironshoes i hate these things. they'd come loose hurt your ankles etc .


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« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2013, 02:53:24 PM »

parallel grip bar for pullovers, tricep and bicep work.


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« Reply #15 on: January 07, 2013, 11:53:22 AM »

The tricep bar i always wanted to get..still you can use Dbs in a hammer grip but i have seen these bars with hand grips you can adjust to diffrent angles.
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« Reply #16 on: January 07, 2013, 01:05:54 PM »

The tricep bar i always wanted to get..still you can use Dbs in a hammer grip but i have seen these bars with hand grips you can adjust to diffrent angles.
yeah i've seen those too. they lock in place or something, i would think the grip might slip with those type of bars. multigrip curl bars i think they are called. how's this for a kettlebell?Huh


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« Reply #17 on: January 07, 2013, 01:08:32 PM »

 Wink t-bar rowing bar. had one got rid of it in favor of one arm rows , easier on the back.


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« Reply #18 on: January 07, 2013, 07:12:14 PM »

yeah i've seen those too. they lock in place or something, i would think the grip might slip with those type of bars. multigrip curl bars i think they are called.


Are you guys referring to either of these:



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« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2013, 08:56:20 AM »


Are you guys referring to either of these:




yes, those are the ones, have you ever used them.  i always thought the grip would slip out of place during use, causing possible wrist injury.
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« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2013, 09:00:29 AM »

arm blaster, never thought too much of these, i had one used a couple of times didn't care for the feel. Angry Angry Angry Angry


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« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2013, 09:32:10 AM »


Are you guys referring to either of these:




i think there's a couple of these in this menargarie


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« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2013, 09:40:44 AM »

when was the last time anyone has seen stall bars in a gym, those were the wooden ladder like rack you used to see in high school and college gyms that you'd hook your feet in to do situps or hang on for leg raises. Huh Huh Huh
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« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2013, 11:04:12 AM »

yes, those are the ones, have you ever used them.  i always thought the grip would slip out of place during use, causing possible wrist injury.


Yes, I used them years ago at my original gym, which is the only facility I've known to have them. Some of the veterans there called it the geode bar. We had a plate-loaded barbell one, and a cable attachment version.

I don't think they're dangerous. They do take some getting used to, though. The handles do not lock into position, but are meant to rotate to allow for adjusting supination/pronation during the movement, almost offering the benefits of dumbbells, but with the stability of a barbell.

Imagine doing bilateral Zottman curls with a barbell. That ability is the principle behind this bar.
It is an obscure piece of training equipment, for sure.
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« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2013, 11:08:34 AM »


Yes, I used them years ago at my original gym, which is the only facility I've known to have them. Some of the veterans there called it the geode bar. We had a plate-loaded barbell one, and a cable attachment version.

I don't think they're dangerous. They do take some getting used to, though. The handles do not lock into position, but are meant to rotate to allow for adjusting supination/pronation during the movement, almost offering the benefits of dumbbells, but with the stability of a barbell.

Imagine doing bilateral Zottman curls with a barbell. That ability is the principle behind this bar.
It is an obscure piece of training equipment, for sure.
Zottman curls i never see these Days...another Gironda favourite.
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