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    smith machine for squats..

    Just wanted to get everybodys take on using the smith machine for squats.. I prefer it to just a regular barbell.. I know it's alot better.. just with a barbell....But I am sort of new to squating. and the smith machine is a safety first machine.. That is why i like it...Dont need to blowout a knee.. Need some opinions...thankstuttut

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    Please try a search in the training forum. We have had some fairly exhaustive "discussions" on this matter already.
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    Its fine, I guess - I would rather use a regular barbell though to work stabilizers and to get form correct... I would hate to train on a smith and then go to fre weight and have to do much less...

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    if you dont want to blow out a knee, first thing you DONT want to do is heavy smith squats

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    A power rack or squat rack is safer than a Smith machine.
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    Please try a search in the training forum. We have had some fairly exhaustive "discussions" on this matter already

    oh so sorry... Actually I'm not

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    Originally posted by chrislehr
    Its fine, I guess - I would rather use a regular barbell though to work stabilizers and to get form correct... I would hate to train on a smith and then go to fre weight and have to do much less...
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