i see you are trying to protect your friend but it wasn’t anything against him. i just dont like it.
i have used it, and hated it. i cringe when i see someone using it to bench. my shoulders always felt uncomfortable from using it. i then read a couple articles discussing the smith machine, and discrediting it… and that further strengthened the implication that its not for me.
its like you’re a lawyer trying to defend the smith machine in court
LOL. Well then to continue…“ladies and gentlemen of the jury, allow me to present exhibit A, Trevor Smith (see pic). Trevor is seen here using gasp the Smith machine (insert Makavali’s prarie dog vid)…”
But seriously, if you had just said that you had tried the Smith and it always felt uncomfortable on your shoulders you would have gotten a very different response (at least from me).
As far as articles go, who really cares what someone else says about a particular exercise or piece of equipement (author or otherwise)? You’ve got to think for yourself, and in most cases actually trying out said exercise/equipment is the only way to know whether or not it is for you.
Your “scared” wording screamed of you just parroting what you had heard elsewhere, which was why I responded the way that I did.
im surprised you really aren’t a lawyer… or are you?
i read articles to improve or add to my philosophy of training. i would never condone or depreciate somethings value without knowing first hand. however, i would certainly find some information more ‘credible’ than others… such as the words of most of the T-Nation authors compared to lets say someone on this forum, no pun intended.
as i mentioned i have used the smith machine in the past and it never agreed with me, or my shoulders. in the words of a T-Nation author, i think its better off as a coat hanger or a pull up bar. but thats me. im sure tons of people have seen success with it.
You said the Smith scares you. Now you say something different.
You offered really poor advice to someone who outweighs you by almost 80 pounds.
You don’t get big by adding to your philosophy.
Do you even really lift? I think you are much more happy just talking about it and throwing out crappy advice. [/quote]
what advice have i given…???
and should i be sad someone outweighs me…???
what the fuck is your problem dude