Smiths Machines

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Smiths Machines

Invented by "the Godfather of fitness" Jack Lalanne, in pursuit of a safe way to perform his squats without the need of a spotter. The Smith Machine today is one of the most popular pieces of equipment. With an Olympic Bar fixed into position using guide rods, the bar can only move in a vertical motion; and with safety catches running along both uprights, users can simply twist the bar to rack/unrack whilst exercising. LIke a Power Rack, by combining a smith machine with an adjustable bench, users can potentially complete an entire body workout with this piece alone.

Variations of the smith machines include:

Counterbalanced - The weight of the Olympic Bar is counterbalanced and therefore simulates weightlessness. This can help with users suffering from injury or for rehabilitation purposes.

3D Smith Machines - 3D Smith Machines add another dimension allowing users to move forwards and backwards as well as up and down. situated in a somewhat midway point between a power rack and a smith machine. 3D smith machines allow more freedom of movement during the exercise and in turn engages the stabilising muscles that would typically be neglected during the same exercise carried out on a standard smith machine.