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  • June 5, 2008 at 9:51 am #6584

    Smiths are bad m’kay

    That’s all been covered so I won’t go on further. Unbuff you want a rack with plenty of small adjustments for the pins. That allows you to set the bars with precision and bench in complete safety. I do it all the time.

    My rack is a bodycraft which has a different pin system. I’ve found it very good and have had up to 200 kgs sitting on the pins without any trouble.

    June 5, 2008 at 11:27 am #6585

    http://www.gymandfitness.com.au/bodymaker-power-rack-with-lat-attachment-p-247.html

    This is most likely what I’ll be ordering. I can always drill new holes for a lower pin setting, for decline pressing, or rack deading If need be.

    And a bodysolid 1000lb hack/leg press.

    The new home gym will be quite adequate now.

    June 5, 2008 at 11:43 am #6586

    make sure your rack will be able to take the stress of new holes, sometimes they are designed to accomodate the stress nearly completely through the metal around the holes and drilling new ones will weaken it.

    June 6, 2008 at 2:37 am #6587

    Nevermind Carson, the Smithy is good for specialisation, where you need the safety aspect. I.E benching to the neck, for upper pec building, with no spotter. DA

    June 6, 2008 at 3:03 am #6588

    That is a good point but definitely not worth the cost for just one exercise.

    June 6, 2008 at 6:58 am #6589

    Don’t know about the rest of you but I find it difficult to twist a heavily weighted bar that’s hovering above my throat when I’m exhausted enough that I can’t lift it anymore.

    I don’t rate smith machines as safe at all.

    June 9, 2008 at 9:49 am #6590

    I love my smith and would not be with out it…and hey Carsons got style man! πŸ˜€

    June 9, 2008 at 11:28 am #6591

    @kinmassive wrote:

    I love my smith and would not be with out it…and hey Carsons got style man! πŸ˜€

    Lol

    I get my monster this weekend πŸ˜€
    Cage anytime really. I need a new bulking routine too. Anyone got good suggestions? 😈

    June 9, 2008 at 10:47 pm #6592

    I’ll do mine up and send it to you for you to ave geez at.

    June 10, 2008 at 4:21 am #6593

    Its only my personnel preference 8) -just always felt odd and restrictive-although they are great for jaw development-to lean on whilst chatting πŸ˜†

    June 10, 2008 at 8:09 am #6594

    Just remembered another use for ol Smity.

    Those 2x EAS brothers used it for front leg barbell (squat style) lunges after blitzing legs with standard squats. DA

    June 10, 2008 at 8:15 am #6595

    How about:
    – Decline bench
    – Front squats
    – Hack squats
    – Shrugs
    – Pull ups
    – Military press
    – Close grip press
    – Standing calf raises

    Thats just to name a few. If you go to a gym then you would have access to the above in there appropriate form. But seeing as though I don’t and others here don’t, this is the machine to use that will allow you to do some of these exercises.

    I have heard bad wraps on Smiths forever and I would seriously question that for the home user.

    June 10, 2008 at 11:29 pm #6596

    @Derek Amos wrote:

    Nevermind Carson, the Smithy is good for specialisation, where you need the safety aspect. I.E benching to the neck, for upper pec building, with no spotter. DA

    I think the only specialisation work involved with benching to the neck is rotator cuff rehab, I know your’e just giving an example but I weep for anyone’s shoulder who tries to push big weights on this movement. An incline press would be a far better option.

    June 10, 2008 at 11:52 pm #6597

    @unbuff wrote:

    @kinmassive wrote:

    I love my smith and would not be with out it…and hey Carsons got style man! πŸ˜€

    Lol

    I get my monster this weekend πŸ˜€
    Cage anytime really. I need a new bulking routine too. Anyone got good suggestions? 😈

    Yes

    http://www.t-nation.com/findArticle.do?article=05-011-training

    and it works.

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