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Cybex VR Owner’s Manual
1 - Safety
Safety
Read the Owner’s Manual carefully before assembling, servicing or using the VR equipment.
It is the responsibility of the facility owner and/or owner of the equipment to instruct users on
proper operation of the equipment and review all labels.
! WARNING: Serious injury could occur if these safety precautions are not
observed:
• DO NOT use the VR equipment if it is not set up and located on a solid level surface.
• Read all cautions/warnings and obtain proper instruction on use of the machines prior to
using. Use appropriate positioning, speed and controlled movements.
• Obtain a medical exam prior to beginning an exercise program.
• If at any time during exercise you feel faint, dizzy or experience pain, stop and consult
your physician.
• Keep head, limbs, fingers and hair clear of all moving parts.
• DO NOT wear loose or dangling clothing while using the VR equipment. Keep away from
all moving parts.
• Inspect the VR equipment prior to use. DO NOT use if damaged or inoperable.
• DO NOT attempt to fix a broken or jammed machines. Notify floor staff.
• Use the machine only for the intended use. Obtain instruction and DO NOT modify the
machines.
• Children must not be allowed near these machines. Teenagers must be supervised.
• DO NOT use if guards are missing or damaged.
• DO NOT remove any labeling from the VR equipment. Replace any damaged labels.
• Load plates evenly and carefully to avoid tipping equipment and crushing injuries.
• Use a spotter.
• DO NOT use dumbbells or other incremental weights, except those provided by the
manufacturer.
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Facility Safety Precautions
• Read the Owner’s Manual carefully before assembling, servicing or using the VR
equipment.
• Securely anchor each machine to the floor using the anchor holes provided in each
machine.
NOTE: Cybex is not responsible for the actual anchoring of equipment. Consult
with a professional contractor.
NOTE: Use fasteners having a minimum of 500 lbs. tensile capacity (3/8” grade 2
bolts or better).
NOTE: If legs/frame does not contact surface, DO NOT pull down with anchors.
Shim any leg or frame not in contact with surface using flat washers.
•
Make sure that all users are properly trained on how to use the VR equipment.
• Make sure there is enough room for safe access and operation of the VR equipment.
When the VR equipment is in use, there must be a minimum of at least three feet on all
sides for safe access, operation and passage.
• Perform regular maintenance checks on the VR equipment. Also pay close attention to all
areas most susceptible to wear.
• Immediately replace worn or damaged components. If unable to immediately replace worn
or damaged components then remove from service until the repair is made.
• Use only Cybex supplied components to maintain/repair the VR equipment.
• Keep a repair log of all maintenance activities.
• Inspect all cables and belts and connections prior to use. DO NOT use if any components
are worn, frayed, or damaged.
NOTE: It is the sole responsibility of the user/owner or facility operator to ensure that regular
maintenance is performed.
Warning/Caution Decals
Warning decals indicate a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result
in death or serious injury.
Caution decals indicate a potentially hazardous situation, which, if not avoided, could result in
minor or moderate injury.
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The warning and caution decals are shown on the following page. The diagrams following the
decals show where each decal is located.
Support arm with hands
or shoulder while making
height adjustments to
avoid injury.
4875-300 B
See Standing Calf, letter B.
See all machines, letter C.
SERIOUS INJURY
COULD OCCUR IF
THESE PRECAUTIONS
ARE NOT OBSERVED
8. Never pin the weights in an elevated
position. DO NOT use the machine if
found in this condition. Seek assistance
from floor staff.
9. Children must not be allowed near
5. DO NOT attempt to fix a broken or this machine. Teenagers must be
jammed machine. Notify floor staff.
supervised.
4. Inspect machine prior to use. DO
NOT use if it appears damaged or
inoperable.
3. Keep body and clothing free from
and clear of all moving parts.
CAUTION
7. Be sure that the weight pin is
completely inserted. Use only the pin
provided by the manufacturer. If unsure
seek assistance.
4000Y316 C
2. Read and understand warning
labels and user manual prior to
exercising. Obtain instruction
prior to use.
Keep away from moving
parts to avoid injury.
WARNING
Personal injury may occur.
4800-381 C
13. DO NOT REMOVE THIS LABEL.
REPLACE IF DAMAGED.
12. Inspect all cables and belts and
connections prior to use. DO NOT use
if any components are worn, frayed,
or damaged.
11. DO NOT use dumbbells or other
incremental weights, except those
provided by the manufacturer.
10. DO NOT use if guards are missing
or damaged.
See all machines except
Row/Rear Delt and
Arm Curl, letter A.
6. Use the machine only for the
intended use. DO NOT modify the
machine.
CAUTION
1. Obtain a medical exam prior to
beginning an exercise program.
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Regular Maintenance Activities
Preventative maintenance activities must be performed to maintain normal operation of your
VR equipment. Keeping a log sheet of all maintenance actions will assist you in staying
current with all preventative maintenance activities. The preventative maintenance actions are
described in detail in Chapter 7. Briefly, they include:
Daily
1. Clean upholstery.
Weekly
1. Inspect all nuts and bolts for looseness. Tighten as required.
2. Inspect all cables for damage or wear (see Chapter 7). Immediately discontinue use if a
cable is worn or damaged.
3. Check for worn handles, worn snap links, and worn warning labeling. Replace all worn
parts immediately.
4. Inspect weight stacks for proper alignment and operation. Correct all improper alignment
and operation issues immediately.
5. Lubricate guide rods using automotive engine oil only.
Yearly
1. Replace all cables at least annually.
As Required
1. Inspect grips and replace as necessary.
Using Proper Form
Before working out, read and understand the training suggestions listed in Chapter 3. See
Chapter 4 for proper form during exercise.
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4 - Assembly
Tools Required
• External snap ring pliers
• Hammer
• Medium weight automotive engine oil
Installing Weight Stacks
! WARNING: Use extreme caution when installing the weight stacks, failure to do so
could result in injury.
NOTE: Two people will be required to perform this procedure.
NOTE: Read and understand all instructions thoroughly before installing weight stacks.
1. Place machine in desired location.
2. Remove all banding and shipping supports.
3. Using an external snap ring pliers, remove the upper snap ring from one of the guide rods
and carefully lower the guide rod. See Figure 1.
Figure 1
4. Remove lower snap ring from the guide rod. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to remove both snap
rings from other guide rod.
5. Lean guide rods in the direction that will provide the most room for installing weight plates
(direction may vary, depending upon machine).
6. Slide top weight up and out of machine and carefully set it aside.
7. Wipe guide rods clean over entire length. Lubricate with light coating of medium weight
automotive engine oil.
8. Carefully install weight plates one at a time.
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9. Slide top weight onto guide rods.
10. Place lower snap ring onto guide rod (about 3” from top end of guide rod).
11. Raise guide rod up through mounting hole and install the upper snap ring. Lower guide rod
and secure lower snap ring. Repeat steps 10 and 11 for the other guide rod.
12. Verify that the ring securing the weight selector pin to the machine is inserted around the
top weight connector.
13. Insert cable end connector into top weight and align cable fitting opening with opening in
top weight for proper cable tension. NOTE: Top weight should just rest on the second
weight plate.
14. Using a hammer, drive roll pin through top weight cable connector holes and cable fitting.
Assure pin is flush with top weight connector. See Figure 2.
NOTE: Weight Selector Pin is
not shown.
Figure 2
15. Insert weight stack selector pin into each plate to verify proper alignment.
16. Verify proper cable tension.
A. If there is too much tension then the top weight plate will not properly rest on second
weight and the weight selector pin may be difficult to insert into weight plates.
B. Too much slack is indicated if top weight plate does not lift immediately after raising top
weight plate (in normal fashion). A slight slack in cable is ok.
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17. Place decals on weight plates according to steps listed below and Figures 3 and 4.
A. Slowly and carefully peel off back side of decal. NOTE: When peeling off back cover,
make sure that the decals remain attached to the front sticker.
B. Align holes in decal with appropriate holes in weight stack. NOTE: Do not allow the
adhesive to touch weight stack at this time.
C. Insert a guide pin through each hole of the template. NOTE: A guide pin can be
anything that fits through the weight stack hole, such as a weight stack selector pin.
D. Carefully align decal and rub it onto weight plates.
E. Carefully remove front side, leaving decals adhering to weight plates. See Figure 4.
Front
Back
Figure 3
Guide Rod
Weight Stack
Pounds
Kilograms
Figure 4
18. Place half weight on weight peg.
NOTE: It is important that you perform regular inspection and maintenance activities on
your equipment. See Chapter 7.
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Note: Refer to each individual machine for standard (Heavy Stack) cofiguration.
Refer below if you have a Light Stack configuration.
LIGHT VR STACK CONFIGURATION
ITEM
1
2
3
4
QTY
2
2
4
2
PART NO.
4700-019
BR030206
HS760106
PR060005
DESCRIPTION
Flange Bearing .62 x .95 x 1.50 L
Retaining Ring
Flat Washer 1.75 X .68 8 X .140 T
Weight Bumper
Weight Rods
5
1
1
6
2
2
4
4
3
3
7
3
7
3
Note: #8 is not shown.
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Machine
Name
Model
Number
Balloon #5
Half Weight
QTY 1
Balloon #6
Top Weight
QTY 1
Balloon #7
Spacer
QTY 2
Balloon #8
Weight Decal
QTY 1
Chest Press
Overhead Press
Lat Pulldown
Row/Rear Delt
Arm Curl
Arm Extension
Fly
Leg Extension
Prone Leg Curl
Seated Leg Press
Rotary Hip
Standing Calf
Glute
4800
4805
4810
4815
4820
4825
4840
4850
4855
4860
4865
4875
4880
4301C096
4301C096
C-ZA000200
C-ZA000200
4301C096
4301C096
C-ZA00200
4301C096
4301C096
C-ZA00200
4301C096
C-ZA000201
4301C096
4700C070
4700C073
4800-252
4800-252
4700C073
4700C073
4800-260
4700C070
4700C073
4800-261
4700C073
4800-253
4700C073
4800-329
4800-330
4800-331
4800-328
4800-327
4800-327
4800-327
4800-326
4800-327
4800-331
4800-330
4800-329
4800-327
4800-557
4800-557
4800-554
4800-554
4800-557
4800-557
4800-554
4800-557
4800-557
4800-556
4800-557
4800-556
4800-557
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5 - Maintenance
All preventive maintenance activities must be performed on a regular basis. Performing
routine preventive maintenance actions can aid in providing safe, trouble-free operation of
your Cybex VR equipment.
NOTE: Cybex is not responsible for performing regular inspection and maintenance
actions for your machines. Instruct all personnel in equipment inspection and
maintenance actions and also in accident reporting/recording. Cybex phone
representatives are available to answer any questions or concerns that you may
have.
Cybex will void warranty if
non-Cybex replacement parts
are used.
Daily Procedures
1. Upholstery - Wipe down all upholstery as per the recommendations listed below for light
soiling and more difficult stains.
Light Soiling
• A solution of 10% household liquid dish soap with warm water applied with a soft damp
cloth.
• If necessary, a solution of liquid cleanser and water applied with a soft bristle brush. Wipe
away the residue with a water dampened cloth.
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More Difficult Stains
• Dampen a soft white cloth with a solution of household bleach (sodium hypochlorite),
10% bleach, 90% water. Rub gently. Rinse with a water dampened cloth to remove
bleach concentration.
• The same procedure can be used with full strength household bleach, if necessary.
• Allow bleach to puddle on the affected area or apply with a soaked cloth for
approximately 30 minutes. Rinse with a water dampened cloth to remove any
remaining bleach concentration.
Alternative Method for Difficult Stains
• Dampen a soft white cloth with rubbing alcohol and rub gently. Rinse with a water
dampened cloth to remove any remaining rubbing alcohol concentration.
NOTE: To restore luster, a light coat of spray furniture wax can be used. Apply for 30
seconds and follow with a light buffing using a clean white cloth.
Please Review Carefully
When using strong cleaning agents such as rubbing alcohol or bleach, it is advisable to
first test in an inconspicuous area. Other cleaning agents may contain harsh or unknown
solvents and are subject to formula changes by the product manufacturer without notice.
Should you desire to use other cleaning agents, carefully try them in an inconspicuous
area to determine potential damage to the material. Never use harsh solvents or cleaners
which are intended for industrial applications. To clean stained or soiled areas, a soft white
cloth is recommended. Avoid use of paper towels.
Cleaning products may be harmful/irritating to your skin, eyes, etc. Use protective gloves
and eye protection. Do not inhale or swallow any cleaning product. Protect surrounding
area/clothing from exposure. Use in a well ventilated area. Follow all product
manufacturer’s warnings. Cybex and its vendors cannot be held responsible for damage
or injuries resulting from the use or misuse of cleaning products.
2. Frames - Wipe down all frames using a mild solution of warm water and car wash soap.
Be sure to dry thoroughly. AVOID acid or chlorine based cleaners and also cleaners
containing abrasives as these could scratch or damage the equipment.
3. Chrome - Clean chrome tubes, first using chrome polish and then using a car wax seal.
Neutral cleaners with a pH between 5.5 and 8.5 are recommended. Be sure to dry
thoroughly. AVOID acid or chlorine based cleaners and also cleaners containing abrasives
as these could scratch or damage the equipment.
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Weekly Procedures
1. Inspect all nuts and bolts for looseness. Tighten as required.
2. Inspect all cables for wear or damage and proper tension. When inspecting cables, run you
fingers on the cable, paying particular attention to bends in the cable and attachment points.
! WARNING: Replace all worn cables immediately. The following conditions may
indicate a worn cable:
• A tear or crack in the cable sheath that exposes the cable. See Figure 1.
Figure 1
• A kink in the cable. See Figure 2.
Figure 2
• A curled sheath. See Figure 3.
Figure 3
• “Necking”, a stretched cable sheath. See Figure 4.
Figure 4
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3. Inspect bars and handles for wear, paying particular attention to tab area connecting points.
Replace all worn handles immediately.
! CAUTION: Replace all worn handles immediately. Do not use if less than 1/8” of
material remains to the edge. See Figure 5.
Attachment Hole
NOTE: Replace bar if less
than 1/8” of material
remains to the edge.
Figure 5
4. Inspect snap links for proper latching (indicates wear).
Replace all worn snap links immediately.
5. Inspect all labeling for readability. This includes instructional placards, warning and caution
decals.
Replace all warning labeling immediately.
6. Inspect all weight stacks for proper alignment and operation.
NOTE: Correct all improper alignment and operation issues immediately.
7. Wipe Weight Stack Guide Rods and Leg Press Linear bearings clean over entire length.
Lubricate with a light coat of medium weight automotive engine oil.
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Yearly Procedures
Replace all cables at least annually.
“As Required” Procedures
1. Inspect grips and replace as necessary.
2. Clean Range Limiting Device so that the cam tracks are wiped clean and lightly lubricated
with a Teflon base spray lubricant (Superlube®).
3. Remove Cable End Bearings and lubricate thoroughly with a medium-weight automotive
engine oil. To lubricate: Loosen rod end bearing jam nut with a 9/16” wrench. Using a 7/32”
Allen wrench, remove the socket head cap screw (SHCS) and rod end bearing from unit.
Coat bearing thoroughly with oil inside and out and reattach to unit.
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Cables Adjustments
Three types of cable tension adjustment are used on Cybex Strength Systems:
1. Jam Nut Adjustment - This type uses a jam
nut and a tension adjustment nut at the cable
cam end as the primary adjustment. The other
end of the cable usually contains a roll pin
adjustment. See Figures 6 and 8.
2. Rod End Adjustment - This type of adjustment
contains a socket head cap screw (SHCS)
securing a cable rod end bearing to the
Figure 6
machine. Primary adjustment is by returning
cable usually contains a roll pin cable
adjustment. See Figures 7 and 8.
3. Roll Pin Adjustment - This type of adjustment
utilizes a roll pin and series of holes in the
weight stack top plate connector. See Figure 8.
Figure 7
Figure 8
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Row/Rear Delt - 4815
• Planes of Motion - The long parallel or
vertical handles are specifically designed to
allow motion in the sagittal plane (extension).
The horizontal handles allow motion in the
horizontal plane for posterior deltoid (rear delt)
work. The length/position of the handles
allows use of either set from the same seat
position.
The Latissimus Dorsi
• Extension - The latissimus dorsi is
responsible for extension as well as adduction
of the shoulder joint. This machine is designed
to resist shoulder extension from the front. The
lat is also involved in internal rotation of the
shoulder, however, this is a mechanically weak
motion and becomes the limiting factor in
strength when combined with other motions.
The teres major works alongside the upper
fibers of the lat in extension.
• Range of Motion -Row/extension begins with
the arm positioned forward (shoulder joint in
approximately 90 degrees of flexion) and ends
with the arm at the side in 0 degrees. Full
concentric shortening of the lat can only occur
when the associated scapular motion is
performed with the shoulder motion. With
motion and resistance from the front, scapular
MUSCLES TRAINED
retraction is required. For the arm to return to
the starting position, scapular motion is not
required. However, if protraction is allowed during the eccentric phase, then the scapula
must be reset in retraction at the beginning of the next repetition.
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• Associated Muscles - The rhomboids and middle fibers of the trapezius are responsible
for scapular retraction. The posterior deltoid is an assistant mover for shoulder extension.
The long head of the triceps is also involved in shoulder extension, although change in its
length is limited when elbow flexion coincides with shoulder motion. The biceps, brachio
radialis, and brachialis are always involved in pulling movements as elbow flexion is
required. The degree of their individual involvement depends upon radioulnar joint
position.
The Posterior Deltoid
• Horizontal Abduction - The posterior deltoid is responsible for horizontal abduction of
the shoulder joint. Due to the attachment of the rear deltoid on the scapula, the scapula
must remain stabilized during shoulder joint motion. If scapular movement occurs, the
resistance will move without change in the length of the rear delt, minimizing
effectiveness. The teres minor and infraspinatus are also prime movers for horizontal
abduction.
• Range of Motion - Horizontal abduction is limited concentrically at approximately 10 - 20
degrees (posterior to the shoulder) and eccentrically at approximately 90 degrees of
horizontal adduction (arms to the front) when the scapula remains retracted. From the
starting position in front, the arms move outward then back at shoulder level as the
concentric action is performed.
• Associated Muscles - The rhomboids and middle fibers of the trapezius are responsible
for stabilization of the scapula in retraction. The teres major and upper fibers of the
latissimus dorsi are assistant movers for horizontal abduction. The biceps, brachioradialis,
and brachialis are always involved in pulling movements as elbow flexion is required. The
degree of their individual involvement depends upon radioulnar joint position.
The Positioning
• Adjust the seat to align the horizontal handles with the top of the shoulders.
• Adjust the chest pad to allow both hands to reach the handles while protracting. Moving
into the “chest up” erect posture should then allow full motion.
• Check the weight to insure that the appropriate resistance has been selected. Body
position and control of the motion should never be compromised by excessive weight.
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The Motion - The Row
• Grip the lower end of the vertical or parallel
handles.
• Retract the scapula (pinch the shoulder blades
back and together).
• While maintaining the scapular position and the
chest on the pad, bring the arms to your sides.
• Slowly return to the starting position without
resting.
• If the scapular position changes,reset the scapula
retraction at the beginning of each repetition.
START POSITION
The Motion - The Rear Delt
• Grip the horizontal handles.
• Retract the scapula (pinch the shoulder blades
back and together) and maintain.
• Bring the elbows back as far as possible, keeping
them at shoulder level. “Lead with the elbows” to
decrease elbow flexor (biceps) involvement.
• Slowly return to the starting position, maintaining
scapular retraction. Repeat without resting.
FINISH POSITION
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