As a beginning lifter, I have always been told to do squats on the Smith machine. (Several different trainers recommended it.)
Recently, I've heard that this is definitely not the way to go. Smith machines are no good because they're hard on the spine, neck, etc.
Okay, that's fine. I won't do it on the Smith anymore.
However, I'm four weeks into a workout that calls for squats...and I'm hoping that I didn't waste my time doing them all on the machine.
Can anyone help ease my mind? Does anyone else do squats on a Smith?