What Are The Benefits Of Using A Smith Machine? Are you performing squats or bench presses without a spotter? Not a problem with our wide range of Smith machines. Grind out your reps to failure and simply twist your wrist and lock the Smith bar safely into place at any height. Most of these machines incorporate safety blocks or pegs that allow you to automatically stop the barbell at a minimum height to make your workout safer. You’ll find your reps to be smooth and controlled without the risk of falling backward or forward when performing heavy sets. For upper body exercising, use an adjustable bench for exercises such as presses and tricep extensions.
What Smith Machine Is Best For Me? 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. You also tend to get cool attachments with these machines 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. The bar carriage also slides up and down on super smooth guide rods via linear bearings. Heavier steel and bolt down tabs all make for a more secure and safe workout environment.