Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by killerZees, May 11, 2005.
For benching how bad are these, I dont feel safe benching without a spotter.
incline is fine, I wouldnt use it for flat or decline
Dumbbells would probably be a better alternative
what are ya, a weenie?
don't use collars, dump the weight off if you have to
either ask for a spotter, or do what I do... use db's.
ask for a spot? DB's too, but you should be utilizing both.
That has to be the funniest thing ive read all day
DB's are our friends
how's that funny? it's the truth
well at first i misread what the topic was about and i thought you meant to do that on smith machine. and then i was talking to dirtysouthboy and he told me that you meant do it on bench and yeah, that would be normal. so i dont really find it funny anymore.
uh, what the fuck, use lighter weight.
i use one
Why not for flat or decline? Though I have only used it for incline myself as well...
i was thinking the same thing. i also use the smith for incline only, but i'm not quite sure why
those two movements need some stabalizer movement to be done right, incline is more straight up and done and most smiths angle themselves to cater to the incline. Flat and decline have a more arc to there movement, smith is too unnatural for them. Of course its just my opinion
actually this is true. bad for your joints on flat bench because of the arc in the movement. dunno about decline tho.
i love that machine... flat bench I cant' seem to get the bar down as far becuase my shoulder hurts, it's a good alternative because it has more of a control, and each arm is independent. i do db's too though. and db's for incline
I'm just using it till I get more strength in my arm, I dont feel comfortable right now using just straight free weights
I use them in conjuction with a normal bench. Lift what you can on your own using a normal bench. If you don't feel comfortable lifting a certain amount of weight then use a Smith.
Otherwise, DB benches are good.