I just have to ask... I've already done the search function. My question is? How much can more can people lift with a smith machine? I mean i'm a 350 lbs bencher. and i never touch the smith machine. it seems that almost anybody can throw 2 45's on each side and throw some reps up. The gym i go to the dudes love the smith machine. Is it because they can get more weight up? Lets say a dude does 8 reps at 225 on the smith machine i wonder how many reps they can do on the standard bench with full range of motion? Any kind of pound descripency?