Originally Posted by MF83
Yes, cause fuck the smith machine.
ATG Front squat went up forty pounds today. Failed 235 last week but hit 255 today.
I was gonna say yes on front squats, upright rows, and shrugs (maybe lunges as well). but..
Originally Posted by JerseyScottie
Squats or deadlifts with the smith machine is not fully developing your muscles. You are simply using at track to guide that bar up. Proper form with just a regular bar will always be the #1 way to go for results with squats / deadlifts.
this. not for squats or deadlifts. But I constantly scrape my shins when I deadlift, and I don't on a Smith machine; which is good? yes or no?
and then doing squats, I can never not
lean back into the bar. Might as well Hack squat properly instead.