RE: Smith's for chest?
i train at two different gyms during the year, depending on whether im an uni or not, one only has a smith machine the other has free bench. i hate going back to the gym without the free bench i feel it in my chest so much more on a free bar. the smith machine's limited range of movement plays havoc with my joints. i find that if i do a couple of sets on the smith machine then use dumbells then i get a good workout.(would use dumbells all the way through but there too light at the uni gym)