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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?

By: Nick Tumminello Added: January 6th, 2014
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    sqaut using smith machine

    guys, i work on ship, and i managed get a gym toagather, to do squads i use the smith machine, it has pins which can move but i read some where that not good . Is true, when im onmy time of i do normal sqauds using a bar only , and it does feel better.
    You think i can get injured if i use the smith machine?

    thanks

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    have not seen it happen yet

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    You think i can get injured if i use the smith machine?
    You can get injured doing free weight squats or any other exercise too.

    It's not ideal to be using only the smith machine but I'd certainly choose it over not squatting at all.

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    thanks bro

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    The deal with squatting with the smith machine is that you can lean into the machine and won't be using stabilizing muscles and will activate less motorunits.
    what is the reason why you want to use the smith machine with squatting?

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    If that is all you have, then go with it bro. It would be more dangerous to not do squats at all, in my opinion....

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