Smith Machines are Olympic weight bars that are affixed to steel guide rods that travel up and down via bushings or linear bearings. Smith machines allow the user to perform weight lifting exercises such as squats and presses without the need of a spotter. With a twist of the wrists the integrated bar hooks lock into place at any point on the Smith Machine frame. They are a popular choice of strength equipment for homes, studios and clubs.
What is the best Smith Machine to purchase? This depends on budget, fitness goals and of course how much floor space you have to spare at your location. A Smith machine for the home can be much more compact than one built for commercial club use. A home Smith machine often includes other stations and attachments such as lat pulldowns, cable crossovers and butterfly attachments. For those on a budget, a basic home machine can start at a few hundred dollars. For heavy lifters and locations such as clubs where members will be using the machine all day every day, a commercial Smith machine is best. These machines are made with heavier gauge steel which give them a much higher weight capacity. Heavier steel and bolt down tabs all make for a more secure and safe workout environment.
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