Apr 17, 2015 11:13 PM GMT
I managed to reach 575 lbs. on the Smith squat machine, but after doing some research, it appeared that the Smith is just overall an abysmal machine to use, given its support to the user. Thus far, I deemed my goal of squatting twice my body weight, and finally began to train on the free-weight. I'm a tad annoyed with myself with wasting my time with it (despite being the machine I started off with in college), so now I'm working towards my body weight. Considering the machine pretty much did the work in a sense, was my goal fraudulent? I've been told it's still impressive, but it doesn't feel rewarding.