Unfortunately the last couple of months I haven't had a spotter. Because of this I moved to the SM for flat, incline & decline bench press- I still use DB presses and flies in my chest routine. I was wondering if sticking with the smith machine is alright- for my goals to increase bp.
Why not just use the free weights, and then when you think you're gonna reach failure on a set of BB Bench, call someone to help you? Then, when doing DB Bench, just drop them if you can't finish the set.
makes sence, unless theres nobody around to help out! you could also prefatigue,( cable crossovers) before benching so you dont have to lift as much weight but still get the same results. also, if benching on the smith alot, just do some db presses on the swiss ball afterwards, to incorporate your synergist muscles. or you could drive to your workout partners gym on chest day. then you could probably catch up to him, na, probably not!