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    beast N1 is offline Junior Member
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    SMITH vs BARBELL

    yooo guys have a question don't mind the mistakes cause i'm from belgium

    a friend of mine does INCLINE DB press with 55 pound DB in his last set, but he does INCLINE BENCH on the smith with 200 pounds.
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    i do INCLINE DB press with 90 pound dumbbels and i do my barbell incline bench with 190 pounds so these two are almost similar.

    i train at home so i don't have a smith rack and can't test it.

    now my question is:

    is there a difference in weight you can bench on the smith and/or the bench???

    can you guys tell me how mutch you bench on smith and how mutch with barbell?

    thanks bro's and sorry if i didn't introduce myself!

    1m76
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    max bench 230lbs or 107.5 kg
    biceps 40cm
    shoulders 135cm
    chest 110cm

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    Smith machine will make you look like twice the stud you think you are. Point is that you can lift much much more using a Smith vs a standard barbell. No worries...you can out-smith your boy.

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    It's easier to push more weight on a smith machine b/c the weight moves in a linear motion and you don't need to stabilize the weight.

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    and the bar is countbalanced and i would use heavy rocks and a stick before i use a ghey ass smith

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    Quote Originally Posted by taiboxa
    and the bar is countbalanced and i would use heavy rocks and a stick before i use a ghey ass smith
    Youve obviously never tried a DC routine, Static holds, 8 sec negatives, rest pauses, and a few others that are d*mn near impossible with dumbells or barbells then have you. Would I advocate it for flat bench? No, but hammer out some inclines on a smith for a little while and tell me you dont like it.

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    i have .. i hate the restriction it places upon my motions...i have tried shyt w/ a smith that MarylinManson wouldnt deem Legal..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkeytown
    It's easier to push more weight on a smith machine b/c the weight moves in a linear motion and you don't need to stabilize the weight.

    yup, couldnt say it better

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    lol

    smith machine

    ha

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    Smith sucks.

    D-bells rule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwoleCat
    Smith sucks.

    D-bells rule.

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    No one with any examples of wath they can take with barbell vs the smith?

    greetz

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    the bar itself weights about 50lbs does'nt it? on the smiths machine its nothing.

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    the smith bar is probably better if you are by yourself... and the bar is usually only like 25 pounds compared to the stand barbell of 45 i think... Barbell is better imo becuase smith your not getting much resistance

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    the bar's weight depends on the machine, ive been in gyms w/ one that was like 25lbs and ive been to a gym with one that was at least 50

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    **** I like the smith for military presses only, I hate to see so many people against it.

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    no one who has some examples??

    greetz

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    just leave the smith for the chicks who like to do wide lunges...

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