GingerThor Posted April 7, 2018 Report Share Posted April 7, 2018 Hi folks, im currently doing a barbell strength routine and am so far pleased with my weight progress. As the weights I'm lifting are beginning to become higher I'm trying to be a bit safer in my training in regards to squat and bench press as I work out alone. The gym I use has a squat rack with safety pins that can be used so I pretty confident I can continue squatting safely my main concern is with the bench. I could maybe get a bench in the squat rack and use that if the rack are suitable height for bench, alternatively there is another machine that I think is a smith machine however the barbell is not fixed to just go vertical the bar can be moved off the vertical axis but is still attached the main frame if that makes sense? Is this still classed as a smith machine? I've heard smith machines are not as benificial as just using the bar and I'm concerned that because the bar is still attached to the rack you don't carry the full weight you think you are. Not sure if any of that makes sense I really should have taken a photo but if anyone thinks they know what I mean I'd love to hear your views many thanks Dave Quote Link to comment
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