Another floor press question

Posted: 26-Feb-2002 08:06 AM

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Excerpt: I was wondering if floor presses or board presses would be worth doing on a Smith Machine. Obviously, it does nothing for the stabilizer muscles but would the tri's get enough benefit out it? Plus, in the case of doing board presses on the Smith, you wouldn't have to worry about having spotters around....

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Old 26-Feb-2002, 08:06 AM   #1

I was wondering if floor presses or board presses would be worth doing on a Smith Machine. Obviously, it does nothing for the stabilizer muscles but would the tri's get enough benefit out it? Plus, in the case of doing board presses on the Smith, you wouldn't have to worry about having spotters around.
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Old 26-Feb-2002, 08:45 AM   #2
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i always found that when i used to do any pressing exercise on the smith machine that it was really hard to get the groove for the movement. Cause the bar can only travel through a set path, i always found my wrists rolled under the bar too much when i got tired and had to push real hard, or i would push the bar either towards my head or my abs rather than straight up.

Originaly i also found that when doing heavy triples i had a bad tendancy to raise one arm up then the other one.

I gave it away and got into the powerack, setup the bars so you can go heavy without spotters and push it !
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Old 26-Feb-2002, 10:59 AM   #3
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:m The "Smith Machine" should be called the " Machine" It will never make a powerlifter stronger and it can wreck your shoulders. Do the floor press with a real barbell and use a thumbs grip away from the smooth part of the bar.
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Totally Agree

Old 26-Feb-2002, 11:37 AM   #4

I agree with Cytomel completely. I've been training westside for quite some time now and have NEVER used a smith machine. Always emulate the actual lift when you train maximum effort even if you change bar grip.
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Old 26-Feb-2002, 11:45 AM   #5

Even the guy who invented the thing was too embarassed to use his real name.

What does that tell you?
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Old 26-Feb-2002, 04:45 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Arioch
Even the guy who invented the thing was too embarassed to use his real name.

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Old 27-Feb-2002, 12:31 AM   #7

I get the drift guys, thanks! BTW, No, I don't use it, but was just wondering.
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