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post #196 of 219
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Originally Posted by JohnRov View Post
I've seen no Smith Machine that takes into account the anatomy of each user and accomodates their particular groove in a lift. There is certainly increased chance of injury with a SM as opposed to the opposite, which its proponents would argue.


Well, sure. It is not designed for that purpose. I do not believe there to be any evidence of an increased risk of injury with the Smith nor do I think that, done correctly, there is any logical reason for the increased risk of injury. As Kunk and I point out, it is a limited piece of equipment that can be quite useful when training alone. I do not use the Smith all the time and I do not use it for every thing, but it is a fine tool for the uses I do make of it.

If your grievance is that it is overused or even sometimes used incorrectly, I would grant you that in a heart beat.
post #197 of 219
^also good for one-armed barbell rows and one-armed shoulder presses which i wouldn't do alone or w/out a spotter.
post #198 of 219
Smith machines are good for pull-ups. Ok, ok, they're good for hanging rows too.
post #199 of 219
yes, good for pullups with blast straps
post #200 of 219
Aside from annoying teens hogging the equipment after school and leaving the place looking like their basement rec-room, I remember one guy who did nothing but bench press.

Yes you read correct nothing but bench press with an olympic bar with plates, he would hog a bench for over an hour and load up the equivelent of a Mercedes Smart car. Thing is he was not that big and did not work out any other muscle group. Odd.
post #201 of 219
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
yes, good for pullups with blast straps

Did those yesterday with an X-vest. Awesome...never did them before.


- B
post #202 of 219
^cool. every few weeks i do a blast-strap/sled workout at home in lieu of a trip to the gym. straps were the best $40 i ever spent.
post #203 of 219
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^cool. every few weeks i do a blast-strap/sled workout at home in lieu of a trip to the gym. straps were the best $40 i ever spent.

I also did a sled workout yesterday...a few rounds of 20 pulls. I always feel like I'm going to die afterwards.

- B
post #204 of 219
yeah, there is a sense of comraderie in a gym, as you see the same guys doing the same lifts at the same times. it's like going to a bar, you see all the same faces.

what motivates me is watching hot girls in sexy outfits doing their workouts. God Bless America!
post #205 of 219
Yeah i have to agree with the earlier poster. The unabashed nakedness in the mens lockeroom is disgusting. unfortunately at my gym on my way to the pisser you have to go through the lockeroom which is of course attached to the hot tub. So in essence you get these old fat disgusting lookin gentlemen totall relaxed spread eagle on the benches in there and of course they have the obligatory towels.. on the top of their heads lol... Its really disturbing not so much how bad they look but their utter comfort in lettin everyone see it.


One of my biggest peeves with out a doubt is number one weight droppers.. I know your huge, I know your intense, and i most definately know you um... supplement, but god i hate dumbell droppers..


And i also cant stand couples who work out together, i mean i know some of these couples it makes prefect sense i guess but for like 80% i know its pretty much gonna be the death knell in their relationship you know like its gotten to the point if they dont try and spend more time together there gonna break up type thing.. which working out together only excaserbates the situation.. Plus it makes the girls who are constantly checkin out every other guy in the gym when their man is doing his reps hard to talk to..
post #206 of 219
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Originally Posted by thekunk07 View Post
^cool. every few weeks i do a blast-strap/sled workout at home in lieu of a trip to the gym. straps were the best $40 i ever spent.

kunk, what do you attach the blast straps to at home? All of the ones I've seen (very limited number) have them attached to bars....
post #207 of 219
i have a pair of rings from http://www.ringtraining.com and i have a pull up bar in my door that i usually attach them to. also its easy to find a tree or any other cross bar to hang them from.
post #208 of 219
i have them clipped to a wide chin-up bar in my home office.



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Originally Posted by unexpected View Post
kunk, what do you attach the blast straps to at home? All of the ones I've seen (very limited number) have them attached to bars....
post #209 of 219
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Originally Posted by seamless74 View Post
Yeah i have to agree with the earlier poster. The unabashed nakedness in the mens lockeroom is disgusting. unfortunately at my gym on my way to the pisser you have to go through the lockeroom which is of course attached to the hot tub. So in essence you get these old fat disgusting lookin gentlemen totall relaxed spread eagle on the benches in there and of course they have the obligatory towels.. on the top of their heads lol... Its really disturbing not so much how bad they look but their utter comfort in lettin everyone see it.

LOL - as one of the older fat naked guys at the gym I'm really glad our efforts are paying off in making all the young nambi-pambi shy guys upset. You know, we don't really care if you look or not and we certainly don't care about looking at you. We revel in the fact that we are just guys who don't have to worry about such silly things anymore.
post #210 of 219
this could be cured by opening a gym for naked old fat men, a la Curves.
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