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    Just curious, do you bench on the smith or using regular barbells?

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    no benchinng on smith machine
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    I usually dont have a spot so i use dumbells
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    Regular barbells for sure
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    Regular barbells, even without a spot. Obviously can't push as hard but if you are comfortable with the weight than it is fine. Obviously don't max without a spot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontknowaboutme View Post
    Regular barbells, even without a spot. Obviously can't push as hard but if you are comfortable with the weight than it is fine. Obviously don't max without a spot.
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    I feel i get a better pump with dumbells, but i usually switch it up every couple months any ways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dontknowaboutme View Post
    Regular barbells, even without a spot. Obviously can't push as hard but if you are comfortable with the weight than it is fine. Obviously don't max without a spot.
    barbell, but I do it in the power rack so I don't need a spotter
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    Quote Originally Posted by cowboys View Post
    no benchinng on smith machine
    Yup. There's been some pretty convincing arguements that the smith machine is a terrible choice for most compound movements. Can screw up your motor engrams(programed nervous system order of firing what muscles when and how hard) You don't naturally move a bar in a straight line up and down when benching or squatting, the smith can force your body into unnatural positions that can be potentially dangerous for joints. There are exceptions, but personally, I don't touch the things.
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