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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-03-2010, 12:29 PM Thread Starter
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Sell my road bike to buy a Smith Machine???

I train in MMA and mostly BJJ and I bought the road bike to help with endurance. Well, I haven't really used the bike at all since buying it and I spent a lot of money on it. My endurance is fine now and going into the colder winter months the bike will be useless. I can def. benefit from adding strength to my training program and I have some weight equip. but I was thinking if adding a Smith Machine I can do most of the major excercises I will need. That being said I train at the MMA School often and was thinking if adding weights in my basement I can just work on the strength exercises needed most for me. (Bench, Squats, deadlifts, chins etc)

I could also just join the gym near my house which is great but I just don't know if I can swing going to the MMA school and the gym. I then have to rely on their schedule and not necessarily mine and I may get stuck waiting for equip. But, they will def. have a better environment and equip. selection than I will have in my basement.

What are your thoughts? I'm just afraid if I sell my bike come spring time I will want another one and my wife will nix that right off the bast.

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what's your primary goal?

I think being the best fighter you can is your main goal? correct?

You can build strength for MMA by doing weighted dips and pullups and still keep your bike or (have your cake and eat it to!)

what area of your body do you feel weak in that needs to be stronger?

Hill sprints and tire flipping are more specific to the sport OVER deadlifts anyway.

I think when money is a problem = you have to be more creative for your situation

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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 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 generally recomend against the Smith Machine personally
it's nice for rehab sometimes but overall it's inferior to freeweights
free weights are more effective... but more risky ;D



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I generally recomend against the Smith Machine personally
it's nice for rehab sometimes but overall it's inferior to freeweights
my name is tyson and i approve of this message.
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.


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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.
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I generally recomend against the Smith Machine personally
it's nice for rehab sometimes but overall it's inferior to freeweights. It is really amazing and outstanding.
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