Trainer Travis’ Guide to the Smith Machine
No spot? Trainer Travis recommends the Smith Machine for your chest, shoulder, and tricep workout. “It’s a great, safe way to do an incline press when you’re by yourself,”
Choose your weight and get started!
To get started, position an incline bench under the Smith Machine, place the barbell at a height you can reach when lying down with your arms are nearly extended. Once you’ve selected an appropriate weight, lie down on the incline bench and align your upper chest with the barbell like Trainer Travis has done in the picture. Grab the bar wider than shoulder-length with your palms facing forward, unlock the bar from the rack and hold it straight over you with your arms locked.
As you breathe in, come down slowly until you feel the bar on your upper chest. Pause, and breathe out as you bring the bar back to starting position using your chest muscles. Lock your arms, hold for a moment, and come down slowly and repeat.
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