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Old 12-29-2012, 11:05 PM   #35
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There is a slight difference, but my point is that I still get a good deadlift from the smith machine. I have been going heavy. So far so good.

Here is exactly my setup and pretty similar form. If you guys see something wrong let me know. I don't use a belt.

Originally Posted by dabears View Post
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.

Last edited by z00; 12-29-2012 at 11:15 PM.
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