Yes, I prefer barbells, but I sometimes do Smith Machine bench press when I cant find a spotter for regular bench...
So I asked a trainer at the gym how much the bar weighs in the Smith Machine. He says it weights ZERO, cause its on a pully system. That can't be true..
Normally I consider the bar to be 45 lbs, right? If I am adding weight to the Smith Machine, what is the starting weight of the bar itself?