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    MR. SMITH and the CHest!

    chest today - trying to use the smith for chest (flat) and see if I can go heavier...then followed by 3-4 sets lighter incoline dbells (focus on range of motion and technique) Still build mass correct?

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    If you're lifting an adequate amount of weight, then yes, you'll still build mass.
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    Yuck!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffreyk View Post
    chest today - trying to use the smith for chest (flat) and see if I can go heavier...then followed by 3-4 sets lighter incoline dbells (focus on range of motion and technique) Still build mass correct?

    Of course youll be able to go heavier.
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    smith machines suck
    but not every one wants functional strength
    if you are only looking for mass a smith machine can be used ...it will just limit stability work alot
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    I agree with all of the previous posts. You're really limiting the use of your stabalizer muscles when you use Smith. There's simply no reason for it. The only thing a smith machine does is give weak lifters a confidence boost by allowing them to lift more. If you're worried about form how does using a smith help? Just use lighter weight on the bench until you get the form right. You'll get it! good luck

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    I always used a Smith when I first started lifting. It was a confidence thing for me. I wasn't very experienced so I was afraid of dropping the weight on myself. Now that I use a regular bench, I think it is more fun and I feel stronger. Just my two cents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calebmurf View Post
    I always used a Smith when I first started lifting. It was a confidence thing for me. I wasn't very experienced so I was afraid of dropping the weight on myself. Now that I use a regular bench, I think it is more fun and I feel stronger. Just my two cents.
    That seems very reasonable. Probably the only reason why anyone should use a smith machine.

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    My gym has both a Smith and a regular bench but the regular bench goes unused most of the time.

    I prefer a couple dumb bells anyway.
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    How about for delts on a day after chest when the cuffs might give out? Smioth front press then dbell arnods?

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    i actually LOVE the smith machine for the front press. i can destroy my delts without having a spotter.
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