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    Why are some smith machines angled and some vertical to the floor at 90 degrees

    I know this is a very odd and possibly even irrelevant but I WANNA KNOW dammit
    I have an angled one at home and I flip around for military to throw the weight forward away from my body. Military press is an exercise that I fear injury on (for no other reason than it can blow out a shoulder if I do it wrong or overload the bar)

    Of course bench is done with the weight going slightly from sternum to chin.

    does it even matter....

    I also squat on the smith machine. I work out alone in my house and I tried to train my wife on spotting and I almost crushed my throat in the process, partly becasue i was laughing so hard with her. She had no idea what she was doing. That was my bad not hers.

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    I believe most are at 7% but they can be different based on the use of the machine.

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    You are correct sir(as usual).............I threw a crown molding angle measure on the thing at it was 7 degrees.
    Am I correct that I want to throw the weight FWD of my torso on military. I touch the back of my head on the exercise with my humerus parallel to the floor

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    thanks HK.....I know it is associated with vag*na lifting but I am a loner with a home gym.
    I love mine but need to upgrade. Is there an "equipment forum" for those that have bought and sold stuff over the years to give advise. I guess a smith maching is a smith machine (mine is not bolted to the floor so squats are limited) but then again I have bird leg asitis which I cannot solve over the years

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    Quote Originally Posted by tebby View Post
    thanks HK.....I know it is associated with vag*na lifting but I am a loner with a home gym.
    I love mine but need to upgrade. Is there an "equipment forum" for those that have bought and sold stuff over the years to give advise. I guess a smith maching is a smith machine (mine is not bolted to the floor so squats are limited) but then again I have bird leg asitis which I cannot solve over the years
    Never heard of this "Vagina lifting". Is it something new? Any links?

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    Smith machine question if u don't mind...

    When I do squats, I back into the bar from the side that holds the bar and has those catcher thingys. Should I be twirled around 180 degrees??? Does it matter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tebby View Post
    thanks HK.....I know it is associated with vag*na lifting but I am a loner with a home gym.
    I love mine but need to upgrade. Is there an "equipment forum" for those that have bought and sold stuff over the years to give advise. I guess a smith maching is a smith machine (mine is not bolted to the floor so squats are limited) but then again I have bird leg asitis which I cannot solve over the years
    Depends on the $ you want to spend. I bought a used one with some weights for $350 but it's not "heavy duty". Some easily sell for over 5K. If Gixx ever comes back on he has a wealth of info on some very nice ones. He used to sell equipment.

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    Smith machine question if u don't mind...

    When I do squats, I back into the bar from the side that holds the bar and has those catcher thingys. Should I be twirled around 180 degrees??? Does it matter?
    You should stand in front of the machine with your back to the bar...then back under the bar. Does that make sense?

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    i always enter the same as i do with a squat rack.. going in forwards, assuming ur squatting, but i would recommend box squatting above all others for my preference, its all i do..

    triple dropset box squatting at that! itll make u go from warmed up to drenched, out of breath, and dripping sweat in one freaking set!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by --->>405<<--- View Post
    i always enter the same as i do with a squat rack.. going in forwards, assuming ur squatting, but i would recommend box squatting above all others for my preference, its all i do..

    triple dropset box squatting at that! itll make u go from warmed up to drenched, out of breath, and dripping sweat in one freaking set!!
    Assuming the Smith is one with a degree of angle then I would do the opposite. Helps me stay on my heels

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    I dont roll on shabbas Donnie.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tebby View Post
    I dont roll on shabbas Donnie.....
    huh??

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    Squats make me feel sick if I am doing them right. Wears me out to the core of my body.
    I hate them.......really. I am long legged so it is a long throw for me. I will never squat for the Rumanian Oly team
    Gotta do what I gotta do I guess

    Quote Originally Posted by --->>405<<--- View Post
    i always enter the same as i do with a squat rack.. going in forwards, assuming ur squatting, but i would recommend box squatting above all others for my preference, its all i do..

    triple dropset box squatting at that! itll make u go from warmed up to drenched, out of breath, and dripping sweat in one freaking set!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    Assuming the Smith is one with a degree of angle then I would do the opposite. Helps me stay on my heels
    that was meant for selfmade and was a reference to his profile pic.....I am (and likely he is too) a big lebowski fan
    no more posting for me today clearly.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GirlyGymRat View Post
    Smith machine question if u don't mind...

    When I do squats, I back into the bar from the side that holds the bar and has those catcher thingys. Should I be twirled around 180 degrees??? Does it matter?
    No it doesn't matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lunk1 View Post
    huh??
    Saturday, Lunk, is Shabbos, the Jewish day of rest. That means that I don't work, I don't drive a car, I don't fvcking ride in a car, I don't handle money, I don't turn on the oven, and I sure as shit don't fvcking roll!

    Shomer Shabbos!!!

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    Classic......
    It never gets old even after 100 viewings. The cremation urn at the end is still one of the funniest scenes in the history of entertainment

    =Honkey_Kong;6545620]Saturday, Lunk, is Shabbos, the Jewish day of rest. That means that I don't work, I don't drive a car, I don't fvcking ride in a car, I don't handle money, I don't turn on the oven, and I sure as shit don't fvcking roll!

    Shomer Shabbos!!![/QUOTE]

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