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?
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.
The only time it's bad to feel the burn is when you're peeing...