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hell yes mate
i use the smiths machine for my incline pressing
military pressing and squats
i find that you get constant tension using the smiths machine with certain exersizes
i use it for squats as i have a dodgy back and you do not move about as much using this method........
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I use it occasionally.

It's great for training calves... and sometimes for for very wide squatting.

Occasionally I use it for stiff-leg deadlifts. That only happens when I don't have the energy to pull from the floor though... or when I want a change of pace.

I don't use the smith machine for much else.
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Very rarely I use it for incline benching, otherwise I don't use it. I don't like the locked in movement pattern. Smith squats is second worse knee killer for me after hack squats.
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I guess it's okay to use. Can't remember the last time i was there.

Hmmm... I need to squat.
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hell yes mate
i use the smiths machine for my incline pressing
military pressing and squats
i find that you get constant tension using the smiths machine with certain exersizes
i use it for squats as i have a dodgy back and you do not move about as much using this method........

i use it for the same reason, but i almost never use it for anything else.
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Oooh!! I used it for some donkey kicks once!

Those were INSANE!
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^^ Yea... I don't even know how to explain them...

I was bent over forward, my leg was bent at the knee, and I was using my foot to push the bar and weights up into the air.

Makes sense?
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