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csizemore21 private msg quote post Address this user
I used to be 100% against smith and hammerstrength, but I've been incorporating them and I feel like they're helping alot with growth. Anyone else use them from time to time or even as a main movement
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Rand private msg quote post Address this user
I use Hammer strength lat pull down machine I like hammer stuff as accessory movements. I never use the smith machine, its always in use by girls...
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Perfidy private msg quote post Address this user
Smith Machine takes out the stabilizers, so when it comes to growth it shouldn't actually matter. I use them for pressing movements.
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I use Hammer strength lat pull down machine I like hammer stuff as accessory movements. I never use the smith machine, its always in use by girls...


@csizemore21 There's your answer ....
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csizemore21 private msg quote post Address this user
@wannabemuscular but its also used by professional bodybuilders, natty and non alike.
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I use Hammer strength lat pull down machine I like hammer stuff as accessory movements. I never use the smith machine, its always in use by girls...


@csizemore21 There's your answer ....


Nah there is your answer Wannabe, this explains why clittlesize uses it!
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Dukenhiemer private msg quote post Address this user
Dost thou even hoist?
Is what I ask guys that use the smith machine.
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csizemore21 private msg quote post Address this user
Anybody have any real logic or studies? Only studies I'm finding say smith pressing is superior for triceps work, biggest difference is delts.
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I do both. Barbell as my main exercise and Smith as a finisher with lighter weight. Works great for me.

Sometimes I also do behind the neck on the Smith, feels a bit safer that way.
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No reason they shouldn't work as long as you use them correctly, same as barbell. The smith can often force you into bad form, however, because it doesn't let your joints move very naturally. Most presses aren't done in a perfectly straight line.

As far as other machines, some of them can be great. I always incorporate some type or row machine into my workouts.
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Hammer strength machines? I've literally fallen in love with Technogym's pure strength seated row where i use a overhand grip and stand up.
Because of a herniated disc i had to ditch all free rows, so i started using this machine, and tbh, even if my back was good i would still choose this machine over any free row today.
Why? Because a chest supported row is the opposite of a bench press, they also allow one to focus more on the back and the risk of injury is greatly decreased.
If my gym would have had a simple bench that can't be adjusted i would have elevated it and done lying barbell rows instead though.

PS, i personally would not use the smith for anything else than inverted rows, hip thrusts and calf raises :p
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PS, i personally would not use the smith for anything else than inverted rows, hip thrusts and calf raises :p

This. Hands down.
Except for the occasional cycle of bench throws for some more variety.
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