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2007/06/18 13:31:39 (permalink)
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Incline smith?

Hi guys just wandering why some people when doing an incline chest movement they either choose the smith machine over db press or oly bar press?

I could not imagine going back to smith machine as it hurts my shoulders so why do people do this?

My own view is that i thought db or oly press would use stabilizing muscles to control the movement.
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    ToxicToffee
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    RE: Incline smith? 2007/06/18 20:07:06 (permalink)
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    front of the neck military press with free bar BB
    seated DB shoulder press

    flat/incline bench BB press
    flat/incline DB press
    dips

    beyond that?

    nothing

    smith machine for anything is poor when you can use freeweights

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    RE: Incline smith? 2007/06/18 20:19:02 (permalink)
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    Thanks for that Steve.

    I just cant see the reasoning to use one. Using one gives me crazy shoulder pain.

    I was just reading nymjam's journal (i think) and noticed he was doing it.

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    RE: Incline smith? 2007/06/20 10:28:04 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Bigtime

    Hi guys just wandering why some people when doing an incline chest movement they either choose the smith machine over db press or oly bar press?



    if im training chest on incline and have no spotter i'll use the smith, simply because the DBs i would use are too heavy to swing up on my own with the danger of hurting myself, and with an OP bar i wouldnt ever ever do this on my own as like alot of ppl know, sometimes you think you can get 1 more rep out but after you've lowered it, you aint gonna get it back up. On a smith you can simply lock out and relax if that final rep fails.
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    RE: Incline smith? 2007/06/20 10:38:49 (permalink)
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    True buddy butwat about the people who train on ter own with no spoter and do flat bench?

    I wouldnt use a smith for flat smith again after gettin bad shoulder pains.

    Where do you tain in Nottingham Clubber? Im moving there next year and had a look around hoofers which is 24 hours but looks like virgin , esports, david lloyd etc
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    RE: Incline smith? 2007/06/20 13:36:55 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Bigtime

    True buddy butwat about the people who train on ter own with no spoter and do flat bench?

    I wouldnt use a smith for flat smith again after gettin bad shoulder pains.

    Where do you tain in Nottingham Clubber? Im moving there next year and had a look around hoofers which is 24 hours but looks like virgin , esports, david lloyd etc


    i only do flat bench with DBs, never use a BB, waste of time IMO. Started using hammer strength press instead of flat DB bench, much better.

    I train in Ilkeston, Wood St. Gym. Its a proper spit and sawbust gym, no heating or carpet, just a hardcore gym. Virgin, Lloyds etc are ok for fitness, but not for bodybuilding to be fair.
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    RE: Incline smith? 2007/06/20 13:39:33 (permalink)
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    if you use the smith you can use a very wide grip as balance isnt a issue like markus ruhl does, this allows you to stretch the pecs more at the bottom of the rep
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