June 14, 2012 by fitchicksoon
In todays LiveFit training, one of the exercises was the wide stance barbell squat.
As I have weak wrists and wanted to lift heavier than 20kgs which is my max weight barbell I can lift onto my shoulders for squats. I decided to use the Smith Machine (we don’t have a squat rack), the only people I see using this is men at my gym, so was a little bit conscious of myself when I was doing my squats.
I am not sure if I like the machine, I have only used it twice before so it might be something that I need to get used to, but when you use barbell’s normally for squats, it feels more natural, and the movement of the smith machine is up and down in a straight line.
Maybe just need more practice!.
Today’s workout was this (Day 10 Legs/Calves) :-
Leg Press: 3 sets of 12 reps
Leg Extensions: 3 sets of 12 reps
Wide Stance Barbell Squat: 3 sets of 12 reps
Seated Leg Curl: 3 sets of 12 reps
Standing Calf Raises: 3 sets of 12 reps
Seated Calf Raises: 3 sets of 12 reps
Q: Is there are machine that you don’t like using?
Q: Do you like the Smith Machine?