smith machine and lifting

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  1. peanut butter

    peanut butter Blue Belt

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    im seriously considering buying a smith machine as im just staring to get serious into lifting and train on my own. i thought it would helpful because of of this and also allows me 2 do the basics . whats your opinions on smith machines.

    also could i have a list of the best basic strength movements that i need to consider as part of my routine.

    cheers
     
  2. Ted-P

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    It's gonna get extremely hot in this place.

    Prepare to be burned.
     
  3. Todd Gack

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    Do a search and you'll see what most people think about the Smith machine. In short, it locks you into one range of motion so it sucks!

    Save your money and buy a rack with a barbell and a bunch of plates!!
     
  4. Ted-P

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    Get a power rack dude.
     
  5. Ted-P

    Ted-P Brown Belt

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    I don't get why some people are so afraid of free weights.

    This isn't exactly directed at you peanut butter.
     
  6. peanut butter

    peanut butter Blue Belt

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    just a safety thing if i cant get it up in the bench or stuck at the bottom in the squat. and im not build for the squat either so need bit of reasurance. i dont want to sound like a twat but there you go.
     
  7. Cmart

    Cmart Aspiring Milo

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    Don't lift weights. You're not ready.
     
  8. Ted-P

    Ted-P Brown Belt

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    Then don't do something you can't do or train to failure.
     
  9. peanut butter

    peanut butter Blue Belt

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    well wats the best thing i should buy considering im in my garage and doing it on my own. exercises too
     
  10. Ted-P

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    Power RACK.
     
  11. peanut butter

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    wats the advantages of that
     
  12. Ted-P

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    Free range of motion, Works out the stabilizers, can remove the bar at will.

    Just simply better than a smith machine for training.
     
  13. rEmY

    rEmY Needs to eat more

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    see those bars? those are your spotters when lifting alone.
     
  14. peanut butter

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    are they adjustable mate
     
  15. sleeper7777777

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    of course thats what all those holes are their for
     
  16. wasptrash

    wasptrash cynical swine

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    They have pins that you can place at different heights so if you get stuck at the bottom of a squat for example, you could drop down so the bar rests on the pins, then crawl out. They're great in the fact that, when combined with an adjustable bench, you can do pretty much any movement imaginable ...with just two pieces of equipment. Bench, inclines, over heads, squat, good mornings, shrugs, and all the variations of these plus more. Smith machines teach virtually no coordination since they require no balance or control of the weight. Power racks are cheaper and you'd still probably have to buy a bar anyway with a smith machine since its limited plane of movement won't allow you to do certain movements.
     
  17. peanut butter

    peanut butter Blue Belt

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    fuck that looks great, how many of u lot own them
     
  18. wasptrash

    wasptrash cynical swine

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    That's the same model I have.
     
  19. Ted-P

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    When the bar falls down in the smith machine, its gonna go all the way down.

    And a world of hurt will inflict on you.
     
  20. CarnalSalvation

    CarnalSalvation Trying to make a Milankey

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    This has gotta be a joke/troll thing.
     

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