I know its a popular internet thing to frown upon smith machine, but i think maxing a Zercher is just as silly.
Anyways, i wanted to ask peoples opinion on - could using some variations of smith machine also be used as a Max Effort for conjugate?
As far as i understand, we need to rotate as much lifts as possible, that are similar movements but somehow change the angle a bit or the strength curve.
Going by the logic that we can max a medium grip bench, narrow grip bench, medium incline and narrow incline… could one also do different grip variations of smith bench, smith squat, romanian deads in a smith, etc?
Since my gym only has the regular bar, i am looking for variations, but a google search doesnt provide answers.
Going by all the logic i have read about Max Effort day, id say a few variations in a smith could also be ok because they are similar but do feel different than conventional lifts.