Interesting article..

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  1. brennan.jamesp Black Belt

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    some agrees, some disagrees, some are it depends on the technique and purpose of the exercise. I think will done correctly--incline sit-ups are as good as anything--but you have to do them with a great deal of control--we all learned to do sit-ups in PE class, ie, see how many you can do in two minutes, etc. and that can lead to problems.

    I like upright rows but with a much wider and thumbless grib and then only pulled to the mid-chest height or performed with dumbells.

    Leg Press--not nearly as good as squats, but I would not say its something to be competely avoided.

    Back Extension/Hyper-extension, I disagree, but I most people in metro gyms do it incorrectly

    Ab twist, agree, esp, on a machine
     
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    What I find interesting is they knock sit ups but advocate crunches, and I have to think done with good form (not leaning forward) sit ups are a better exercise all around than crunches. Not that I have anything to back that up...
     
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    The smith machine is a *very* useful piece of equipment, and has it's place in my heart....


    .... for helping me hang off the bar when putting on my briefs and squat/deadlift suit.
     
  5. brennan.jamesp Black Belt

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    there is a good link on there for alternative uses for the smith machine if you are interested!
     

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