Smith machines?

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  1. killerZees

    killerZees OT Supporter

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    For benching how bad are these, I dont feel safe benching without a spotter.
     
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    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    incline is fine, I wouldnt use it for flat or decline
     
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    Dumbbells would probably be a better alternative
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    what are ya, a weenie?
     
  5. SteveO

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    don't use collars, dump the weight off if you have to
     
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    jackjohnson simple as something nobody knows OT Supporter

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    either ask for a spotter, or do what I do... use db's.
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    ask for a spot? DB's too, but you should be utilizing both.
     
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    :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
     
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    :rofl: :bowdown: :rofl: :rofl: That has to be the funniest thing ive read all day
     
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    DB's are our friends :bowdown:
     
  11. SteveO

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    how's that funny? it's the truth
     
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    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. :bowdown:
     
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    Gutrat "GET DOWN..."

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    uh, what the fuck, use lighter weight.

    /thread
     
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    i use one :o
     
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    Gutrat "GET DOWN..."

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    congradulations.
     
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    Why not for flat or decline? Though I have only used it for incline myself as well...
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    i was thinking the same thing. i also use the smith for incline only, but i'm not quite sure why :dunno:
     
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    forum95 Come see bout us OT Supporter

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    eat more :wavey:
     
  19. PurEvl

    PurEvl going out gassed and not half assed...

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    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
     
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    actually this is true. bad for your joints on flat bench because of the arc in the movement. dunno about decline tho.
     
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    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
     
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    I'm just using it till I get more strength in my arm, I dont feel comfortable right now using just straight free weights :hsd:
     
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    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.
     
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