Smith Machines are one of the most popular strength machines and pieces of gym and fitness equipment. They are effective, very safe to use, and have many benefits like strength enhancement, muscle toning, and improving endurance. The Smith machine was invented in the mid 1950 in the effort to reduce the injury rate of weight lifting making it safer and easier to train. It involves cables and wires that hold the barbell reducing the risks of accidents involving fallen weights.
The smith machine has metal rods and wires that hold the barbell which only moves up and down. It can’t be moved to the sides, or forward/backward which is recommended for individuals with limited range of motion. Also, since the machine can only be moved up and down, it’s limiting nature helps in achieving correct posture. All exercises depend greatly on the posture. Correct posture leads to correct body mechanism resulting to high performance. Great performance means great results. Great results often leads to achieving goals.