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    Bench Press/Smith Machine

    Does anyone bench on the Smith Machine.I tried it for the first time yesterday and it felt great.I have never gotten such a workout from benching.

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    Ok, i just had a heart attack when your avatar popped up, tell him to stop looking at me.

    Smith , you get a good deep stretch, yes they give you a good pump. . .keep changing it up, guarantee yourself new muscle growth.

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    Lol

    I'll tell him to calm down....

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    My avatar could kick your avatars ass....I almost always use a smith machine when I bench. It really allows me to isolate instead of using my shoulders to stabalize the bar, so the stress is all on the pecs.

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    IMO, the smith machine doesn't allow for the proper motion on a bench press. It makes you go straight up and down... not up and out a little like you should.

    I use it for military press when I don't have a spotter.

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    Been awhile since I used Smitty for bench. Think I will work it in tomorrow and see what I get. It's experiment day anyway.

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    I like the Smith machine

    Flat bench hurt my rotator cuff muscles badly once,so once I healed I started benching on the Smith machine. It lessens my chances of re-injury,and I like the feel of it.

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    first of all, that method man avatar is sick. you need a pic of him smoking a blunt though. as for the smitty for bench, i like to use it, but not as my primary exercise. it doesn't allow the proper range of motion for a bench press

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    Also, it's like any other machine, with a controlled range. If going with a machine, why not just opt for pin moving rather than plate loading?

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