I go gym alone and theres not really anyone for me to ask to spot or i just cant be bothered asking the few lost looking randoms to spot me, so to solve this safety matter i do my incline benching on a smith machine, (also do my squats on it), just wondering if ide get the same results on it as i would doing it without the support of the smith machine? like the fact its keeping the weight stable for me etc? same applies to squatting, is it minor differences or should i really really consider doing it without the smith machine?
also, i only started my first incline bench press workout today i didnt feel anything, maybe i will in the morning, but same usually applied to me with flat benching, cause i used to bench press a lot when i was like 15/16 and i built up my chest but my arms / triceps are small n weak as piss and my arms shake and give out and cant push the weight, and i havent felt my chest get worked out in yonks, im wondering, should i continue benching (incline atm) with regular arm grip and just let my arms get used to it with time, do it closer so my arms get more of the workout for now, or go wide grip to build my upper chest?
after my chest workout i go on to do triceps anyway so i dont think the close grip would be helpful, so hopefully that can get my triceps stronger with time
on my other 2 days i do shoulders/legs and then back/biceps etc
thanks guys any feedback is appreciated