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Here is a helpful training tip when you are dealing with machines that require vertical plate loading. For those unsure what I am referring to, please see the picture of a seated-calf raise machine below:

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Photo courtesy of Yukon Fitness

When stacking weights, stagger a heavier plate with a lighter plate. For example, if you are using two 45’s, sandwich a 5lb. or 10lb. weight between them. This will make the plates easier to remove and you will be less likely to pinch your fingers when re-racking your weights.

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