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    incline smith bench

    I was bored so I tryed these today. Is there anydown side to doing these? I know it takes out the stability muscles but my goal is just to target the chest.

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    Smith machine is generally looked down upon within our community. It can be hard on your shoulders because youre in a fixed plain of motion...also, you are not developing the stabalizers.. so you can recieve injuries from imbalances
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    I'd use it as a supplementary movement at most. Dont replace any of the big compounds with it and it should be fine imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TJM View Post
    I was bored so I tryed these today. Is there anydown side to doing these? I know it takes out the stability muscles but my goal is just to target the chest.
    currently rehabbing a rotator from seated miltary on smith machine. I thought i'd use it so i wouldn't need a spotter. run far away from these machines.

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    I use a smith machine for benching. I've just started out but it's the only thing they have.
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