Is squatting with one of these things good or bad?

Is squatting with one of these things good or bad?

  1. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    It's...fine.

    1) you need to setup safeties unless you want to get paralized
    2) you don't squat in them the same way you would with a barbell, it has to be more of a hack squat
    3) you need to remember that it's a machine and your numbers won't translate to actual squatting in any similar way

  2. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    Why not squat normally instead?

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      I'm guessing he only has smith machines available to him.
      If that isn't the case, then I agree, just do regular back squats rather than use the smith.

  3. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    More dangerous than deadlifting

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      That's a man

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >used every day
      Should've rested properly

  4. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    very bad
    all compunds should be done on free weights.
    if u train with a smith machine and then jump on a free weight squat you are doomed to snap something since your core muscles, connectivity tissue, ligimants etc are underdeveloped from the use of smith machine

    basically there is 0 need for it imo. at most use it as accessory or not at all.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. Stay on the free weights. Never a reason to use a smith machine. They tout safety while being the worst thing for it.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >all compounds should be done on free weights

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        Do pull ups.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >back arched, no about engagement, close grip palms up
        Based.

        Do pull ups.

        That's fucking stupid. Chinups can work if you do them right but you'll have less of a range of progression and you could easily get limited by hand strength when you start adding weight and growing yourself.

        • 4 months ago
          Anonymous

          Meant to say no ab engagement.

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. Stay on the free weights. Never a reason to use a smith machine. They tout safety while being the worst thing for it.

      DYEL detected.

      • 4 months ago
        Anonymous

        >muh dyel, muh smirth mersheen

    • 4 months ago
      Anonymous

      >if u train with a smith machine and then jump on a free weight squat you are doomed to snap something since your core muscles, connectivity tissue, ligimants etc are underdeveloped from the use of smith machine
      why wouldn't a smith machine develop those? You are under the bar, loading your skeleton and your muscles

  5. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you have no barbell available, you're better off using the hack squat machine if you have one, and follow with walking weighted lunges and db bulgarian split squats. That'll get you going.

  6. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you are in planet fitness, just use the leg press and do body weight squats. Just use the machines in PF in general and get a cage at home for free weights. Gyms are for socializing anyway.

  7. 4 months ago
    Anonymous

    only if you use the color-matching squat dildo, plugs are too weak for this machine

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