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    Smith machine bench okay?

    I workout at home, and inherited a smith machine. I plan on using it as my main chest exercise when training.

    I don't care about 'stabilizers', or 'functional' strength right now, so don't throw that 'unnatural vertical movement bullsh!t' at me. I'm not a professional athlete, and I don't care about that crap.

    All I care about is safely gaining strength without injuring my shoulders or anything else involved in a smith machine bench press.

    I don't care about it being an 'inferior exercise' compared to dumbbells and barbells, so take that debate elsewhere as I workout at home, and don't have access to that equipment.

    So my question is, can I safely gain strength without injuring my shoulders or anything else involved in a smith machine bench press?

    And yes, I know how to do proper bench press form.
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    Originally Posted by ckayy View Post

    I don't care about 'stabilizers', or 'functional' strength right now, so don't throw that 'unnatural vertical movement bullsh!t' at me. I'm not a professional athlete, and I don't care about that crap.

    All I care about is safely gaining strength without injuring my shoulders or anything else involved in a smith machine bench press.

    I don't care about it being an 'inferior exercise' compared to dumbbells and barbells, so take that debate elsewhere as I workout at home, and don't have access to that equipment.

    So my question is, can I safely gain strength without injuring my shoulders or anything else involved in a smith machine bench press?

    And yes, I know how to do proper bench press form.
    Well if you don't care why are you even bothering to ask? You already seem to have this sh*t down. If your form on your lifts is on, then you should know that injury is usually a case of bad form.

    Next, try not to be a dick when you ask a question. Just saying.
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    you can of course, i hate doing anything apart from shoulder press on smith. Bench press just wrecked my shoulders
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