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Old 12-29-2012, 07:25 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by z00 View Post
I actually don't notice a lot of difference between smith machine and BB deadlift. I still get sore in the same exact spots between the two.

Deadlifts are awesome. They made such a difference for me, I don't know why I rarely see anyone at the gym doing them.
I just don't see the logistics of it. The fixed nature of the smith machine wouldn't allow you to power through your hips, let alone follow the natural path if a floor free weight deadlift. The bar should be "touching" your body at all times, and with the weight being fixed this is impossible. If you can't see a difference, I suggest you seriously evaluate your deadlift form as you are going to injure yourself when you go heavy.
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