It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser of American Barbell Exercise Equipment Products to instruct all individuals, whether they are the end user or supervising personnel, on proper use of the equipment.
It is recommended that ALL users of American Barbell Equipment be informed of the following information prior to its use.
- Do not use any equipment in any way other than designed or intended by the manufacturer. It is imperative that selector weight stack machines, as well as any other American Barbell Strength Equipment, be used properly to avoid injury.
- When performing any free weightlifting exercises, such as bench pressing of any kind, squatting, dead lifting, leg exercises etc., the use of additional person(s) as spotters is essential for safety; otherwise, injury can occur.
- Always keep hands and feet clear from moving parts, and do not exercise while wearing loose- fitting clothing to avoid injury.
REGULAR MAINTENANCE AND CHECKING FOR WORN OR DAMAGED PARTS
- DO NOT use any equipment that is damaged or has worn, broken, or missing Use only replacement parts supplied by American Barbell.
- MAINTAIN WARNING LABELS AND INSTRUCTIONAL PLACARDS: Do not remove warning labels or instructions for any reason; they contain important information. If any of these items are missing or not legible, please contact American Barbell for a free replacement.
- SECURING EQUIPMENT: All equipment must be properly secured to the floor to stabilize and prevent rocking on uneven surfaces or tipping over. This should carried out by a licensed contractor using the correct anchoring materials. Refer to specific warnings page 2.
- MAINTAIN ALL EQUIPMENT: Preventative maintenance is crucial for the smooth operation of equipment and to minimize liability. Regular inspections of ALL equipment is necessary.
- MAINTENANCE OR REPAIR: Ensure that any person making adjustments or performing reparis of any kind is properly trained to do so. American Barbell offers service and maintenance training at our company facilities or in the field upon request if proper arrangements are made.
- CABLES AND CONNECTING LINKS: These items pose extreme danger and liability if used when worn or frayed. Replace cables or connecting links at the FIRST SIGN of wear. Correct installation of cables is critical for safety. Contact American Barbell for replacements and guidance if you are unsure of proper procedures.
- SELECTOR WEIGHT STACK PINS: Use ONLY pins supplied with the equipment when purchased; anything else can be dangerous.
- FULLY INSERT SELECTOR WEIGHT STACK PINS: Partial insertion can cause weights to fall unexpectedly. Never remove the pin if any weights are suspended. NEVER attempt to release jammed weights; ask for assistance from facility staff.
- USERS WITH LONG HAIR: Advise these users to secure long hair back and up to avoid contact with moving parts.
- PLATE LOADED EQUIPMENT: Any equipment that requires users to load individual weight plates onto racks or machines by the user MUST be bolted and secured to the floor. This includes racks that use Olympic Bars. If these products are not secured to the floor and are unloaded one side at a time, they can tip over, causing serious injury to the user and others nearby. NEVER UNLOAD WEIGHTS ON AN OLYMPIC BAR ON ONE SIDE, EVEN WHEN A RACK IS BOLTED DOWN. The bar can unexpectedly fly upwards.
- ADJUSTABLE OR OTHER UTILITY BENCHES: These can be unstable when used with heavy dumbbells or barbells. It is recommended to bolt these down for safety.
- Using CABLE ATTACHMENTS on PULLEY SYSTEMS: Some Lat Pulldown Bars and other solid cable attachments should never be used on adjustable pulley systems or cable crossover systems. Use of these types of attachments, due to their weight, can result in falling unexpectedly when the weight stack pin is pulled, striking the user. USE ONLY THE INTENDED lightweight handles supplied. Anything else is dangerous.
- RANGE OF MOTION OR OTHER ADJUSTMENT: When adjusting any range of motion arm, seats, knee holds or anything else adjustable by the user, be sure that the adjustment pin is FULLY ENGAGED to avoid injury.
- RANGE OF MOTION ADJUSTMENTS AND SAFE LIMITS: Every user has different degrees of flexibility; therefore, understanding users' proper range of motion settings is the responsibility of qualified exercise trainers and staff. American Barbell has no control over individual user actions. If users aren't instructed properly, they can be injured.
- USE OF A SPOTTER PERSON TO ASSIST DURING CERTAIN EXERCISES: In many cases, users may engage in exercises like squats, bench presses, or similar movements that can become dangerous if they fail or due to unforeseen circumstances. It is advisable to have a spotter, such as a partner, to assist the person performing the exercise for added safety.
- UNDERSTANDING EACH AND EVERY WARNING TO THE FULLEST IS IMPORTANT: IF ANY OF THESE WARNINGS ARE UNCLEAR, ASK FOR CLARIFICATION FROM AMERICAN BARBELL BEFORE SIGNING THIS SAFETY NOTICE.
It is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to instruct end users or staff personnel on the proper and safe use of ALL equipment and to strictly follow these guidelines.
Additionally, it is recommended that users have their physical health evaluated before using any exercise equipment.