Muscle and Brawn Forums
 

Go Back   Muscle and Brawn Forums > General > General Board
Mark Forums Read
Register Articles Members List Search Today's Posts

Notices

General Board You can talk about anything here. Life, sports, rants, whatever.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 01-24-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
DJCastano
Senior Member
Brawn
Points: 827, Level: 15 Points: 827, Level: 15 Points: 827, Level: 15
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
 
DJCastano's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 249
Fav Exercise: Deadlifts
Reputation: 3428
DJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good posts
Default Help with new Pulley Machine

Hello everyone, I was recommended here by Steve, and he told me to shoot this question on the forums for some guaranteed help, so here it goes.

i acquired a cable pulley system, lat Pulldown, seated row, etc. the cables are a little rough. Any advice on how to get them to pull smoother? Couple guys recommended putting different types of slick on the cables but I don't want to do that if its going to mess it up.

Any help would be appreciated.

Last edited by DJCastano; 01-24-2013 at 03:04 PM.
DJCastano is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old 01-24-2013, 03:10 PM   #2
Beverly McD
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 2,218, Level: 28 Points: 2,218, Level: 28 Points: 2,218, Level: 28
Activity: 3% Activity: 3% Activity: 3%
 
Beverly McD's Avatar
 

Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 514
Training Exp: Since 1987
Training Type: Powerlifting
Reputation: 42810
Beverly McD is a lifting machineBeverly McD is a lifting machineBeverly McD is a lifting machineBeverly McD is a lifting machineBeverly McD is a lifting machineBeverly McD is a lifting machineBeverly McD is a lifting machineBeverly McD is a lifting machineBeverly McD is a lifting machineBeverly McD is a lifting machineBeverly McD is a lifting machine
Default

I have a similar set up in my gym. Try this.

There is a metal bar that runs through the selectorized plates, the same bar that you stick the pin through when you change the weights for your set.
Spray an old rag with WD-40, and clean that bar.

You can also replace the cables if they are really bent up, but I would try cleaning the bar first.
Beverly McD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 03:11 PM   #3
DJCastano
Senior Member
Brawn
Points: 827, Level: 15 Points: 827, Level: 15 Points: 827, Level: 15
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
 
DJCastano's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 249
Fav Exercise: Deadlifts
Reputation: 3428
DJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good posts
Default

Thank you! Definitely gonna give that a go tonight and come back here with results.
__________________
www.facebook.com/CampSwole
DJCastano is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 03:15 PM   #4
SCStrong
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 4,116, Level: 40 Points: 4,116, Level: 40 Points: 4,116, Level: 40
Activity: 25% Activity: 25% Activity: 25%
 
SCStrong's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Inside the dark abyss of my mind
Posts: 1,790
Training Exp: One more than last year
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: The ones that make me cry
Fav Supp: Beer; Milk is for Babies
Reputation: 112659
SCStrong is a master memberSCStrong is a master memberSCStrong is a master memberSCStrong is a master memberSCStrong is a master memberSCStrong is a master memberSCStrong is a master memberSCStrong is a master memberSCStrong is a master memberSCStrong is a master memberSCStrong is a master member
Default

The first thing I would do is re check all of the racks / bars / pins etc.
Bad alignment is the normal culprit for travel resistance in a pulley system. If the exterior frame is level ( use a level or a laser to check) and all of the pulleys are aligned ( straight edge / device aligned- not sight aligned) then the next option would be a dry spray lubricant. There are many options out there. Teflon, Graphite, Synthetic, etc....

After that you just have to wait for the cables and pulleys to "seat" themselves over time. Once that happens they tend to travel a bit more freely.
__________________
The only rep that counts is the next one.
SCStrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-24-2013, 03:29 PM   #5
SCStrong
Senior Member
Max Brawn
Points: 4,116, Level: 40 Points: 4,116, Level: 40 Points: 4,116, Level: 40
Activity: 25% Activity: 25% Activity: 25%
 
SCStrong's Avatar
 

Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Inside the dark abyss of my mind
Posts: 1,790
Training Exp: One more than last year
Training Type: Fullbody
Fav Exercise: The ones that make me cry
Fav Supp: Beer; Milk is for Babies
Reputation: 112659
SCStrong is a master memberSCStrong is a master memberSCStrong is a master memberSCStrong is a master memberSCStrong is a master memberSCStrong is a master memberSCStrong is a master memberSCStrong is a master memberSCStrong is a master memberSCStrong is a master memberSCStrong is a master member
Default

__________________
The only rep that counts is the next one.
SCStrong is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2013, 03:49 PM   #6
DJCastano
Senior Member
Brawn
Points: 827, Level: 15 Points: 827, Level: 15 Points: 827, Level: 15
Activity: 4% Activity: 4% Activity: 4%
 
DJCastano's Avatar
 

Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 249
Fav Exercise: Deadlifts
Reputation: 3428
DJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good postsDJCastano has made some very good posts
Default

Used silicone spray. Works amazing now. Thanks guys
__________________
www.facebook.com/CampSwole
DJCastano is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
machine, pulley


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Teen Machine Log BendtheBar Training Logs 100 11-27-2013 01:39 AM
Bench dip or machine dip konstruct Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 10 01-20-2013 12:48 PM
Which machine are you? Chillen General Board 0 10-20-2012 12:10 PM
New use for Smith Machine! J_Byrd General Board 9 07-01-2012 04:55 PM
What do you think of this machine? gaster Muscle Building and Bodybuilding 7 03-18-2012 02:21 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.