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SMITH MACHINE

Machine Name : Smith Machine, Weight Cage

Description

The smith machine is a barbell fixed on steel rails with a stabilizing base. The only movement is up or down the rails.

The major advantage of the smith machine is that you can perform many exercises without a spotter.

It's a very versatile piece of equipment that is found in almost every gym. It's used mainly as a substitute for barbell squats, barbell shoulder presses, etc... The fixed movement allows you to concentrate more on the target muscle and less on balance.

Muscles

Quadriceps, Hamstrings, Glutes, Pectorals, Deltoids, Triceps, Lats

Exercises

It’s used for many movements that can be performed in a vertical range such as squats, bench press variations, shoulder press, bent-over row, deadlift variations, high pulls, lying triceps extensions, and squat variations.

You can even perform leg presses with the Smith Machine by lying on the floor and pushing the bar up with your legs.

Alternatives

Barbell exercises such as; bench press, bent over row, deadlift, lying triceps extension, squats, shoulder press and high pulls.

Avg. Price Range : $900-$1000

 

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