Originally Posted by BearInTheClinch View Post
I generally recomend against the Smith Machine personally
it's nice for rehab sometimes but overall it's inferior to freeweights
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I'll second this.
People should laugh at you if you own a smith machine. Barbell squats, deads, presses and powercleans (aka Starting Strength) are best. If you've still got money to burn, buy a power rack.
Originally Posted by xeberus
free weights are more effective... but more risky ;D
Dude, we're talking to people who get punched in the head for fun...
Also, free-weight training has one of the lowest incidences of sport related injuries. Even WITH all the jackholes that do it wrong.