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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Smith Machine

    How much of a weight difference when using a Smith machie versus using a standard bench for bench pressing or any other routine?

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    Resolute -JM-'s Avatar
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    Say what? I will offer an answer to what I think your asking though it will probably be as vague as your question

    It really depends. There is no standard formula.
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    Senior Member Tom Mutaffis's Avatar
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    Tyro -

    I think I know what you are referring to. The bar on a smith machine generally carries between 10-15 lbs of resistance whereas a standard olympic bar weighs 45 lbs. This means that if you had a 25 lbs plate on each side of a smith machine you are talking about 60-65 lbs as opposed to 95 lbs on a regular barbell.

    Check out the website of the company who makes the smith machine that you are using for the exact weight.

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