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The Five Biggest Contradictions in Fitness

Itís no secret that when people contradict themselves, it has the effect of making the flaws in their actions or statements seem glaringly obvious. But what about when WE ourselves get caught contradicting ourselves by someone else?

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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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