Smith Machine Question

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  1. Trickypants

    Trickypants OT Supporter

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    I'm very new to doing leg work and I know everybody harps on 'incorrect' usage of the squat racks/smith machines, etc. I was wondering, is it 'acceptable' to do dead lifts in the smith machine?

    I don't feel very comfortable in my form yet and since I have some knee problems I'd kind of like to have that bit of guidance.

    Thoughts? :dunno:
     
  2. TZ

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    why
     
  3. Trickypants

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    Appropriate passages bolded....:o
     
  4. Ceaze

    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    god no
     
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  6. Trickypants

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    Well this is why I ask OT instead of having to deal with the :ugh: looks at the gym...:hsd:
     
  7. Trickypants

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    it's a guy in a leg cast stiffleg deadlifting 660lbs. In other words - don't use the smith
     
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    I did it occasionally just to change things up, its just a partial stiff leg really.. never hurt anything.. I definitely wouldn't start out doing them like that and I wouldnt do them like that very often either
     
  10. Trickypants

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    :cool:

    I'll just suck it up and take it with light weights on a free bar until I feel my form is coming along....or ask one of the broly's for advice....:bigthumb:
     
  11. JeffMerr

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    Get some wraps, and ask someone at your gym who has good form to give you some advice.
     
  12. Carnivale

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    I deadlift 800 in the smith

    FUCK YEAH

    GET CRUNKED
     
  13. maks

    maks Bah! t(-_-t)

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    you don't have to deadlift super heavy when you are new at it.

    It can take a while before you discover proper deadlift, bench, and squat form. Get used to these exercises early and start building your experience with them, even if you can't go heavy.
     
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    if anything the smith will teach you incorrect form. Start off light if you're worried (like many have suggested already)
     
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