2nd November 2019


How much does the bar on a Smith machine weigh at Planet Fitness?

The typical smith machine barbell only weighs about 15 pounds when you factor in the pulley set up. Whereas a free weight barbell weighs 45 pounds. So if you have the same weight plates on a smith machine compared to a barbell it's going to feel lighter simply because you are lifting less weight.

Also asked, how heavy are the dumbbells at Planet Fitness?

The dumbbells are limited to 60 pounds. The heaviest fixed barbell is also 60 pounds. They had 95 assorted cardio machines - rows and rows of them.

What is the lunk alarm for?

The “lunk alarm,” as the club calls it, is so jarring it can bring the entire floor to a standstill. (A lunk is defined, on a poster, as “one who grunts, drops weights, or judges.”)

What is the Smith machine for?

The Smith machine is a weight machine used for weight training. It consists of a barbell that is fixed within steel rails allowing only vertical or near-vertical movement. Some Smith machines have the barbell counterbalanced.