Don’t forget that not all machines are created equally. Some are great but others are just plain crap.
Exactly, I wouldn’t call HS machines or a well built smith machine “shit”. If you’re telling people NOT to do machine work for any reason, or saying free weights are simply just better, you probably shouldn’t be giving advice.
Smith machines are only good for keeping the lifting area free. God forbid someone letting these silly people know that squatting is better without the support of a smith machine…
But yeah, do the bulk of your training with free weights. Your friend will regret only using machines later on when he can’t throw a ball without injuring himself
This is the dumbest post I have ever heard.
If you train for hypertrophy, and have a smith machine, USE IT. It’s a great piece of equipment. Please don’t tell me you’re another one of those dumb bastarsd who now hates machien training because some author said they are unfunctional?
Don’t get personal about having a different opinion… I want this guy to have the best advice possible. I would never tell a beginner to use the smith machine as a primary exercise, whether he’s training for hypertrophy or not. Thats my two cents, do what you will with it
EDIT: That youtube video contributed nothing to your argument, other than proving they are still installed in gyms. Thanks for that[/quote]
LOL . Who the fuck are you exactly? Since when do skinny ass fucking volleyball players know shit about hypertrophy?
There’s people who have been lifting for 15-20 years who use free weights and machines in equal fashion. I suggest you stop talking about shit you don’t know. It’s pretty retarded to actually hear this bullshit on T-Nation. If his goals are to get as big as possible using all means when it comes to machines and free weights will help attain this.
My advice to you is don’t give out advice about “hypertrophy”. Maybe you can help some one learn how to serve a volleyball or some shit.