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    military press - smith? free weight?

    Hey,
    First of all my favorite exercises are for shoulders and legs.... and for shoulders I have a dilemma thats getting to me.

    Is it best to do military press with a barbell? Or hit the smith machine? It's the first exerxise I do for my shoulders, and it is in my opinion the best shoulder exercise. So I want to do it right.

    On the smith machine, which I have been doing for the past few months, is good, but it doesn't seem to make my shoulders feel it as much as a barbell press. But when doing the barbell press, I am unstable sometimes, and the chair moves around a bit from my pushing. Because of this instability, I can't do as much weight on the barbell than smith machine.

    Is one of the two superior? Which ones do you guys do?

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    barbell





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    BB, most definately.

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    hollaaaaaaaaaaa easy decision huh

    ill start doing barbell

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    I don't like the smith machine. It is crap. The human body doesn't move in perfectly straight lines. You will probably improve your ability to stabilize the weight during a freeweight press if you stop confusing your central nervous system by pushing the weight through a false center of gravity.





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    smith machine = waste of space
    Some people get lost in thought because it's such unfamiliar territory. -G. Behn

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    Quote Originally Posted by The13ig13adWolf
    smith machine = waste of space
    - (Don't be so general)

    Have Problems?... Chances are its due to overpopulation
    Save The Oceans, Save the Planet, Save Your Family, Save Yourself!



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    Use logs. ;D

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    Have Problems?... Chances are its due to overpopulation
    Save The Oceans, Save the Planet, Save Your Family, Save Yourself!



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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monkey Man


    Hey Monkey, what is that last exercise called?

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    yeah thats a good leg workout.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Monkey Man
    - (Don't be so general)
    you're right...it would make a good coat rack.
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    Quote Originally Posted by min0 lee
    Hey Monkey, what is that last exercise called?

    it is called a press under.





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    Quote Originally Posted by The13ig13adWolf
    you're right...it would make a good coat rack.

    sometimes I do pull ups off the square beam on the top of it to work on my grip. Other then that it is just in my way all the time.





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