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2004/03/04 18:31:17 (permalink)
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smith machine or power rack?

which should i buy to train at home a smith machine or a power rack?
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    GoldenArrow
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    RE: smith machine or power rack? 2004/03/04 18:41:45 (permalink)
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    1 vote for power rack here!
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    RE: smith machine or power rack? 2004/03/04 19:17:42 (permalink)
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    Power rack....
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    RE: smith machine or power rack? 2004/03/04 19:30:40 (permalink)
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    power rack
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    RE: smith machine or power rack? 2004/03/04 21:09:38 (permalink)
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    power rack, the smiths just another machine
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    genetic disaster
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    RE: smith machine or power rack? 2004/03/04 21:35:15 (permalink)
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    power rack...
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    RE: smith machine or power rack? 2004/03/04 21:58:21 (permalink)
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    Power rack (if you can get one with dip/chin station even better), bench, barbell, plates.

    What more do you need?
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    RE: smith machine or power rack? 2004/03/04 22:46:00 (permalink)
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    power rack definitely
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    RE: smith machine or power rack? 2004/03/05 04:10:57 (permalink)
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    Power rack all the way.
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    RE: smith machine or power rack? 2004/03/05 07:07:36 (permalink)
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    smi.... nah just kidding. power rack
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    RE: smith machine or power rack? 2004/03/05 10:00:22 (permalink)
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    No contest! The answer is here in writing.
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    RE: smith machine or power rack? 2004/03/05 10:19:22 (permalink)
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    POWER RACK!!!!!!!
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    RE: smith machine or power rack? 2004/03/05 10:52:20 (permalink)
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    is ti not even worth working out on a smith machine? I goto gym alone, do not have a power rack at our gym (at least I don't think so, not really sure what it is). I really need to work my chest, as it is very weak, so what alternative to i have?

    thanks in advance

    cya
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    chrisb
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    RE: smith machine or power rack? 2004/03/05 17:19:49 (permalink)
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    they're basically just a frame with adjustable bars for your barbell to rest on - stops it from landing on your neck when you fail. kinda H shaped I guess..

    machines are the nice safe way of doing things, and theyre not as effective as free bars because they're in a fixed groove - so your body doesnt have to worry about stabilising it, only pressing, so you dont use as many muscles in the lift..

    there are different ways of training chest, db presses, dips, etc, but at the end of the day something is better than nothing and your muscles will still get a workout using a machine (just maybe not as good as with free weight)
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    RE: smith machine or power rack? 2004/03/05 22:02:23 (permalink)
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    I would get a power rack and a nice oly bar and plate to suit
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