any advantage of doing incline on smith machine?

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  1. loading

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    ive been doing incline with DBs for the longest time, i know incline on the smith machine is pretty popular. Is there any advantage?

    pretty sure this has been talked about tons of times but i couldnt find anything.
     
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    The only advantage I get out of it is that the db only got 40kg, so I can go higher in weight. Thought it's always good for easier inclines when can't be bothered lift the db's.
     
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    if u wanna fuckin do it, do it. if you dont, dont. its not rocket science, if i feel like fuckin doin it that day i do. the advantage is you can isolate your chest more and really work on form, fuck with the timing of the lift, isolation etc. its a good exercise.
     
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    I'd say there is no advantage to doing smith over db or bb, but there is an advantage to doing it in addition. I'll usually hit up some incline smith at the end of my workout and it kills my chest (in a good way). But i'd never do it as my primary source of incline db or bb.

    (also you can go to/past failure by yourself without a spotter.)
     
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    Its more pump than anything.
     
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    thank u cum sipper
     
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    I don't do it as my primary incline movement. I'll usually save it til the end and stick with lighter weight (nothing over 2 plates).

    For me, because of my shoulder issues I use a closer-than-normal grip and thus get my tri's worked out a lot during chest movement. I find that incline on the smith really isolates the chest and doesn't tire out my shoulder and triceps the way BB or DB incline does.
     
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    I used to like them because I could grip all the way out and get a big stretch at the bottom. That's a big no-no with my shoulder now.
     
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    it's another tool in the toolbox but I don't do it every workout
     
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    WTF no smith machine lack of stabilizer use hate?
     
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    i like em just for a really good pump towards the end of my chest workout. I grab it wide and can really stretch it out at the bottom.
     
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    It's whatever. Not bad not good.
     
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    I was up to 120's-130's on DB incline for reps and my upper chest still sucked. I think my shoulders were doing most of the work. With advice from people on here I started doing smith every other week and have seen some good results so far. I really feel my upper chest burn, I do mostly lighter weight pause reps
     
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    why not do barbell incline?
     
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