From Hero to Zero? The History of the Smith Machine

There is a large machine at one corner of my gym that has been relegated for the use of hanging towels, hoodies and jackets over. The other day while I was doing some oblique exercises next to it, I asked my trainer why no one ever used it, he shrugged dismissively and said “That’s just... Continue Reading →

The History of the Smith Machine

Ah yes, the dreaded Smith Machine. Criticised for its unnatural movements, failure to fully tax the muscles and its generally unappealing design. Who invented the Smith Machine? Why did they do it and how did it become so popular? These are some of the questions answered in today's blogpost on the history of the Smith Machine!... Continue Reading →

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