Thread: Smith Machine
11-12-2004, 07:27 AM #1
was thinking of getting a smith machine, i work out at home and use more or less as a spotter.
anyone have any input??
11-12-2004, 07:48 AM #2
I personal cant stand smith machines.They put alot of undo stress on your joints just b/c they take you body out of its natural form of motion which is a curve and forces it to be linear. Just my .02
11-12-2004, 08:03 AM #3Anabolic Member
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Personally I like smith machines as they have many uses besides legs. I can push myself if I go heavier & no spotter since I always use the saftey catches. I you have the room for one go for it.
11-12-2004, 08:46 AM #4Originally Posted by Jock191
11-12-2004, 07:19 PM #5
Smith machines do have their uses. You can lift heavier than usual because of the fixed ROM and you dont need a spotter. If you can swing it, we have a machine that works like a smith without the fixed range of motion. I'll try to explain it to ya.
Instead of riding on rails, the bar hangs from coated cables. There's a sensor in the bar so as soon as you let off pressure, it locks into place. It's pretty handy to have when you dont have a spotter. Plus it has a upper and lower pulley attatchment on the backside with a stack. Im not sure on cost, but can guess it isnt cheap.
If I was in your predicument, without a lot of cash, I would just buy a power rack. Just my two cents worth.
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