I know that very few on the forums here are big fans of the smith machine for
doing squats. I've also read articles on how you can easily hurt your back
doing squats on a standard machine like this because it restricts your
range of movement.
A few companies, however have designed their smith machines with the
poles leaning back at an angle of about 7 degrees instead of straight up
They claim that this design allows you to achieve a more natural range of
movement while doing squats on a smith machine of this type.
Therefore they say that back injuries will not happen.
It's been difficult to find any reviews on this new design of smith machine
so i'm just asking if anyone has tried this new design or has heard
anything good or bad about it.
I added a picture of one as well.
I know overall, it's probably better to just stick with regular squats.