Why Smith Machines?
Smith machines are designed to focus on controlled barbell training. It consists of mostly vertical movements, allowing for some variability in exercise. The fixed movement means that the barbell doesn’t need to be balanced by one person. It will only move up and down, not sideways or backwards. This provides a sense of safety, especially when you consider that the bar can’t be dropped.
Another pro of the Smith Machine is its ability to isolate muscle groups during exercise. The limited range of motion means that any isolated exercise can be done with an emphasis on form, without fear of the bar moving in another direction. The Smith Machine can be used for squats, bench press, bicep curls and deadlifts to name a few.