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    Bringing back the smith ?

    Whatsup fellas ?

    Due to my hectic work schedule me and my gym partner will no longer be able to workout together until december . Im wondering if i were to use the smith machine to bench press and shoulder press for the next 8 weeks will it hinder my strength and muscle gains ?

    I bench press 275 for reps and shoulder press 185 for reps ...

    Both free weight .

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    stick to free weights.

    lol that all you care about is your bench numbers.

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    Why not just bench without your partner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtbmed View Post
    Why not just bench without your partner?
    I tore my pec before and im not taking any chances benching without any supervision .

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    How does having your partner around prevent you from tearing your pec? I don't see how the two are related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdmiringMYlats View Post
    Whatsup fellas ?

    Due to my hectic work schedule me and my gym partner will no longer be able to workout together until december . Im wondering if i were to use the smith machine to bench press and shoulder press for the next 8 weeks will it hinder my strength and muscle gains ?

    I bench press 275 for reps and shoulder press 185 for reps ...

    Both free weight .
    I haven't trained with an actual "training partner" in like 15 years..you need to get used to training with intensity by yourself. no need to go from free weights to smith just because you don't have a spotter
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    oh boy, here we go with another smith machine thread

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    i lost my spotter/ gym partner a few months back. best thing that ever happened to me!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AdmiringMYlats View Post
    Whatsup fellas ?

    Due to my hectic work schedule me and my gym partner will no longer be able to workout together until december . Im wondering if i were to use the smith machine to bench press and shoulder press for the next 8 weeks will it hinder my strength and muscle gains ?

    I bench press 275 for reps and shoulder press 185 for reps ...

    Both free weight .
    Agreed. Stick to free weights and take enough off the bar to perform the exercise correctly. I never use a spotter unless I'm doing a max lift or negatives. I train at the same time each day, and there are always a few guys I trust to spot in a pinch.
    Last edited by MDR; 10-04-2010 at 08:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gtbmed View Post
    I just failed on squats today and I lift by myself...

    Learn how to fail properly and you'll be fine training on your own.
    Very true on most lifts. Flat and incline bench presents a few problems, however.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nova1970sb View Post
    i lost my spotter/ gym partner a few months back. best thing that ever happened to me!
    The last partner I had was so stupid I don't think I'll ever use one again. I tore the rotar cuff in in my shoulder because he was too stupid to spot me correctly.
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    Why not just ask someone around the gym to spot you? I only get a spot for triples, doubles, and singles.

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    I use a smith rack at my own gym due to the fact that I train to failure. It's a personal choice for me due to the lack of a spotter. I do have a free weight bench just for those special occasions when I can get someone to show up to work out. It's sad when you invite people over to workout and they are so lazy they don’t show up.

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