Been reading a little more and learned the Smith Machine isn't that great of a tool to use. Are there any excercises that the smith machine really works well with?
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I use it because that's all there is at my gym, and I can't afford to pay to go to a gym (mine is free)...plus it's on the way home from work.
That being said I hate it, hate it, and hate it. Yet I still do pretty much my whole 5x5 workout on it. d'oh
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It's a pretty handy towel rack.
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All lifts are raw:
Dead lift: 500(max)
Hate to admit it, but I I actually use it for behind the back shrugs.
i don't ever use a smith, but i wouldn't hold it against a guy for doing calf raises, kaz press, shrugs, or even decline bench with it
but maybe i'm just a hippie
I use it for calf raises, thats about it.
6' 1.... 211lbs.
Bench: 275lbs x 1
Deadlift: 385lbs x 1
Squat: ??? (not enough)
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I set the bar at a certain height for my poorly conditioned clients to do push-ups off of. That's about it...
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I hate doing behind the back shrugs, but this machine might actually help. It just feels like you aren't doing any work when you use it though!
CURRENT: 6'2 @ 260
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BY: August 1, 2010