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Discussion in 'Strength & Conditioning Discussion' started by Curtis Gibbs, May 2, 2008.

  1. Curtis Gibbs Amateur Fighter

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    Is it possible to do ATG squats in a smith rack? I just got myself a Nautilus smith rack but the bars are sort of diagnal and I find it hard to do them. any input?
     
  2. flak Guest

    Do you still have the receipt? I'm serious. Take the motherfucker back and get a power rack.
     
  3. Old Man Black Belt

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    I second that. Or cut it up and send the scrap to finnegan so he can make something decent.
     
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  5. Standard Too dumb to learn, too stubborn to quit

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    Meta is because it allows people to do bad things with it






    but i agree a return would be the best course of action with such equipment
     
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    Dude, you fight, and your fighter list is awesome, how could you fuck up this bad? I mean really.
     
  7. Curtis Gibbs Amateur Fighter

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    Well I got it for 350 from my uncle with 500 lbs of olympic weight, comes with the bench and all the pully extensions and ez curl bar how could I go wrong. I only do my bench and military and bent over row on it. aswell as a peck deck.
     
  8. TrinitronMaximu Orange Belt

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    Deep squats will hurt your knees. Send the 500#s of weight to me and buy a bosu ball. You'll thank me later.
     
  9. Curtis Gibbs Amateur Fighter

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    mm yeah ok.
     
  10. flak Guest

    Gotcha. But y'know...

    the fixed bar path of a Smith, it's a plumb-ass line, that's just ridiculous. It's gonna mess with your form, it ain't the norm for the bench and overhead press. That's why free weights is the best. Plus, you want the stabilizers hit, and the Smith machine just babies that shit.

    I ain't tryin' to bum your trip, but you best get on the power rack tip.

    So keep the plates that you got. And take the bitch-ass Smith to a sportin' goods shop that sells used equipment for liftin' and tell 'em that you gotta be thrifty. Need a rack 'cause the Smith is wack, make a trade and maybe even get cash back.
     
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  13. AnOddParadigm Blue Belt

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    You can't do a squat in a smith machine. You can do some motions that involve bending your knows and moving your butt. You can't do a squat.
     
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    Let them truckers roll.
     
  17. Flow'n Blue Belt

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    Is it possible to make a power rack out of a smith machine?
     
  18. joshetc butthole hurts from teh gay

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    Yes, kinda. It wont be as good as a power rack, but you can just take the bar off. It'll be more like squat stands, though.
     
  19. ILGrappler Purple Belt

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    It won't just mess up your form, it will cause muscular imbalances in your shoulder area and open you up to injury in the future. It's truly a more-harm-than-good scenario.
     
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    why the shoulders?
     

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