Smith Machine, useful? or Towel rack?
- 02-25-2006, 01:33 PM
- 02-25-2006, 07:19 PM
Originally Posted by Basso
- 02-25-2006, 07:22 PM
Originally Posted by guyfromkop2
02-26-2006, 11:09 AM
Deep squats can be done a little safer.
02-26-2006, 01:52 PM
with a smith rack or wraps?Originally Posted by anadrol75
02-26-2006, 02:32 PM
Hopefully not both!!Originally Posted by guyfromkop2
02-27-2006, 03:08 AM
I'm in Greenville also. Oh sorry, with a Smith. But that is just my opinion.
02-27-2006, 05:23 AM
This is were I think alot of you are moving into dangerous ground. The reason I don't like the Smith is because it is inherently more dangerous. Deep squats are probably the best example, when you are lifting a squat up the bar is fixed, it cannot move forward or rearward. When let's say you get a little leaned over or one knee falls in, etc your body will try to adjust and compensate with other muscle groups to take up the slack. In the Smith your out of luck, your knee gives way or your back, etc.Originally Posted by anadrol75
The Smith has it's uses, heavy lifting in a Smith is dumb and dangerous. But please go ahead and stay in the Smith, that way I know the Power Rack will always be free.
02-27-2006, 06:49 AM
Cool man. I work out at the new gym on Pelham Rd, Peak Fitness. Had worked out at Gold's/World Gym and Powerhouse before that though.Originally Posted by anadrol75
02-27-2006, 08:18 AM
No ****! I work out at Peak Fitness. I hit it in the a.m. after work.
02-27-2006, 10:28 AM
Heh, small world. I usually work out with the wife in the PM after she gets off.
02-27-2006, 12:31 PM
I honestly think I could do almost every workout on it
I know some like it, some dont,.. but I dont have a lifting partner, and spots are spontanious,... and when Im ready for a set, Im ready for a set. I can also load more weight on then I would normally do because I dont have to balance. Great for blasting platoues!
02-27-2006, 01:34 PM
not to sound like an ass, but that's like saying you can ride a yamaha r-2 at 120mphs with training wheels.Originally Posted by xtraflossy
and why wouldnt you want to train your stabalizers at the same time?
02-27-2006, 01:35 PM
i'm with you on this oneOriginally Posted by Basso
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