The Smith Machine was first developed by Jack LaLanne in the 1950's as a self spotting counterweighted piece of fitness apparatus which allows the user complete safety whilst training. By using fixed place slots to halt the weight at a certain height, heavy weights can be lifted without the danger of dropping them on the body or the floor.
This self spotting mechanism makes the Smith Machine a favouraite in gyms and fitness centres the world over.
Using a Smith Machine reduces the chance of injury during use due to the stabilisation of the barbell during training.
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