Cable fly

When should I increase the weight?
Also, if someone says that they're lifting a certain weight at the cable machine, does that person refer to weight per arm, or weight overall?
Like, if someone says that their 1 RM at cable fly is 50 lbs, does it mean that he uses 50 lbs weights for every arm, meaning that he lifts 100 lbs total, or that the total weight he lifts is 50 lbs, meaning that he uses 25 lbs weights for every arm?

  1. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    That shit hurts my shoulder, Id rather do pendlays

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I can feel my lower back cringing just from reading this.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        You just have a bad form.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Pendlay rows absolutely do not fuck your lower back dyel brainlet

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          You just have a bad form.

          No, pendlay rows do require a significant isometric contraction. The lower back doesn't move the weight, but it's responsible for essentially every single bit of stabilization and positioning.

          Pendlay rows have a lower back recovery cost that is entirely non-negligible and which is considerable relative to all other rowing movements.

  2. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    it doesn’t matter because only a 14 year old kid would brag about his fucking cable fly 1 rep max

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm trying to understand the terminology.

  3. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    1. Increase the weight when you get over 15 - 20 reps taken to muscular failure.
    2. Only a retard cares about what he or other people can cable fly.
    3.
    >not posting the superior red man
    Cringe

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >1. Increase the weight when you get over 15 - 20 reps taken to muscular failure.
      ok. By how much though?
      >2. Only a retard cares about what he or other people can cable fly.
      I'm trying to understand the terminology, and it has nothing to do with comparing to other people. For example, you said "increase the weight". I asked by how much. And you'll say a number. Is that per arm? Is that overall? I don't fucking know, because apparently everyone went straight for "ooooh it must be a bragging thing".
      >Cringe
      Blue is cooler than red.

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        1. ~10%, or a weight you can do 8 reps with
        2. Doesn't matter because of the distributive property of multiplication

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          >1. ~10%, or a weight you can do 8 reps with
          ok
          >2. Doesn't matter because of the distributive property of multiplication
          Just admit that you don't know.

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      >muscular failure
      What other kind is there in this situation. Go back

      • 2 months ago
        Anonymous

        Volitional and technical to name a couple off the top of my head.

        • 2 months ago
          Anonymous

          This board is so fucking gay

          • 2 months ago
            Anonymous

            >asks question
            >gets honest true answer
            >bitches about it

            What are you, a woman?

  4. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Who gives a shit

  5. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Idk, good question.

    You should increase the weight when it becomes easy. So when you can do 12 good reps and you feel like you can do even more, then you know you can raise the weight by at least 10 lbs.

  6. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you do sets of 10 reps, and you can push to 12 reps in your last sets and still have 2 reps in the tank then you should increase the weight in the last set next time you do flys. When you start feeling you can go more than 10 reps with the new weight in your last set, next time you do flys you will do this new heavy weight for last 2 sets now. And like this increase it gradually just don't ego-lift and injure yourself, it's so easy to injure yourself in flys

    • 2 months ago
      Anonymous

      I assume that's the same for dumbbell flies?

  7. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Who in the actual fuck tries to max a cable anything? Figure out your rep scheme, if you hit your number and you can do more go up in weight. Cable movements are accessory, they should be in a high rep range 12-20.

  8. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    >When should I increase the weight?
    When you can do more reps. I like to do double progression where I first go up in reps(say 10-15 or 10-20)
    Once my reps are like 20, 19, 18 or something I would go up in weight by whatever low increment I can.
    Doing 8-12 would be viable too, I wouldn't do like a 3x3 on cable fly's.......

    >Also, if someone says that they're lifting a certain weight at the cable machine, does that person refer to weight per arm, or weight overall?
    They need to clarify. Or you could interpret it at each gym. A cable stack on a functional trainer could be say.... 5-50lbs with a 1 to 1 ratio. If someone said they are doing 100lbs then it's 50 on each stack.

    Some stack are a 2 to 1 ratio so it might say 300lbs but you are only lifting 150lbs of resistance due to the mechanical advantage.

    No on cares, just lift hard and get stronger. If you can do like 75lb+ db flys then you can brag I guess.

  9. 2 months ago
    Anonymous

    Fucking hate it when people monopolise 2 cable pulleys for this absolute DYEL exercise. I have never EVER seen a jacked dude doing cable flies, only shrimpy little dudes.
    Just do dumbbell flies and pec deck you absolute cunts, I need those cables for tricep pulldowns you cunts.

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