Anyone seen this?
It looks like Smith machines are getting a life-extension, unfortunately...enter the "Jones" machine. In addition to the regular vertical movement, this one moves horizontally (guided, on bearings, naturally) to provide a horizontal force component for your workout.
Of course, it's still held rigidly in the same two-dimensional plane, which to me makes it unsuitable for (dare I say it) functional strength training. Should be great for curls!
Expect to see this stuff in a Gym near you real soon.
So much engineering talent going into making an expensive, piss-poor machine just a wee bit less piss-poor and probably a lot more expensive. WTF...