Don't use a Smith Machine.. Ever!
Tuesday, 6 February 2018 16:16
This is a Smith Machine. You may be tempted to try it out when other equipment is in use, or you may have already used one in your workout. Simply, there isn't an exercise you can do on this machine that isn't immeasurably outclassed by a free weight or body weight exercise. No matter how much it seems like a weight moves in a straight line when being lifted, they actually don't. There's almost always a slight arc during a movement. On top of that, all need to stabilise a weight during a lift is removed.
Just avoid it, your joints with thank you for it.