Smith machine for squatting?
I workout at home. I have no spotters that lift with me. I'm starting to squat #250 and bench 200 right now. I know that isn't much to some in here but I feel I could do more but am afraid to get caught at the bottom or worse fall forward or backwards on the squats. I was thinking about a smith machine but I have heard bad things about squatting with them. What’s everyone’s take on this?
Re: Smith machine for squatting?
I fell forward 2 weeks ago in the squat cage. Didn't hurt. Bar only dropped about 6" to the safety bars. Little to no noise either (big noise = big embarrasment) . It wouldn't bother me to fall again.
Originally posted by hawk0388
....but I feel I could do more but am afraid to get caught at the bottom or worse fall forward or backwards on the squats.