How to Make Gains on the Smith Machine – Top 10 Exercises

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The Smith machine is one of those pieces of equipment that people either tend to love or they avoid it completely.

I think it can be a useful tool for making strength gains. It’s also great when you’re training solo and lifting heavy – you have a built-in spotter.

The Smith machine can also limit the use of stabilizer muscles, which allows to focus more on the movement itself and targeting the specific muscles you wish to grow.

In this video, we’ll take a look at my top 10 favorite Smith machine exercises.

These are exercises that will help you take your physique to the next level and ones you can easily incorporate into your current routine.

With these 10 exercises, you’ll hit every muscle in the body!

Exercises mentioned:

  1. Hack squat
  2. Feet-elevated straight leg deadlift
  3. Zercher squat
  4. Hip thrust
  5. Banded calf raise
  6. Bent over wide grip row
  7. Single-arm negatives shoulder press
  8. Floor press
  9. Inverted rows for biceps
  10. Incline triceps extensions

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Erin Stern

Erin is a fitness model and bodybuilder who competes in the IFBB and has won over 14 titles. She is regarded as one of the greatest Figure icons in the history of bodybuilding.

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