At M&F, we are fans of free-weight compound moves for changing the way your body looks. Moving the body through it’s natural range of motion is, after all, inherently functional. It just so happens that you end up getting jacked and ripped training this way, too. But the Smith machine definitely has its place in the annals of physique history. Despite being locked into a set range of motion, the Smith allows you to safely handle more weight, sans spotter, and the vertical path of the bar actually lends itself to more moves than you may have realized.
Here are 6 ways to get more out of the Smith Machine.