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    Science doesn't lie. If someone told you that you could be 85% stronger today, would you believe them? But the truth is that by bench pressing on the moon, you can see that kind of uptick in strength instantly.

    Instead of an all-Earth day, you can simply mix in a few sets on the moon. Keep the weight loads heavy to take advantage of all the moon has to offer.

    /sarcasm

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    Originally Posted by Est1969 View Post
    Science doesn't lie. If someone told you that you could be 85% stronger today, would you believe them? But the truth is that by bench pressing on the moon, you can see that kind of uptick in strength instantly.

    Instead of an all-Earth day, you can simply mix in a few sets on the moon. Keep the weight loads heavy to take advantage of all the moon has to offer.

    /sarcasm

    E. Velasquez: learn 2 think. Thx.
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    Well, I changed my chest program and start with incline bench press on the smith machine. Just to mix things up a little for a little while. Seems to work to help my lagging upper chest to come along.
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    Holy shat... To the moon with ya Alice!!!!! I can't stop laughing at the logic....
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    I did smith flat bench the other day on a power day, just because all the benches were taken at the time. 305lbs felt pretty good and was able to go just a tad deeper. I wouldn't do it all the time, but prolly not bad every once and a while.
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    I agree that machines are of benefit in a training regime...they can allow you to train with more confidence, save time when in a rush or train around injuries. I'm not a machine hater but I would never recommend the Smith machine for any exercise involving the shoulder joint. The human body rarely preforms anything in a perfectly straight line, bench pressing included, and forcing it to do so can lead to injury.
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    I use the smith machine to do shoulder presses and ever since I switched from freeweight barbell to smith machine my shoulders gained so much more size. When I am on stage the judges do not ask me how I got my physique. They are not asking me what my methods or routines are or how much I lift... Leave your ego at the door if you are trying to aquire a nice physique. But if you're an athlete or your goals are strength gains and not about how you look than by all means please stick to free weights.
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    Goal: Size, Strength
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    Really? I guess I've been doing it wrong all these years! Groundbreaking news...Benching for better quads!
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