Best of FREE-WEIGHTS vs. MACHINES – Review of Hoist Dual Action Smith Machine


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A great dual action exercise machine for those who want safety and form! Free weights are often the preferred option. That might be better for those with little space. Some just prefer a machine because it helps make certain free weight moves that are often riskier more controlled and possibly safer to execute. Either way, it’s great to know more sophisticated options are becoming available that close the gap between free weights and machines.

Key Takeaways:

  • Muscle building coach Lee Hayward shares tips and insights on a new Hybrid Smith machine
  • It can help you move weights in different directions and helps with balance.
  • There are some issues including spacing when exercises and movement can be awkward from what you are accustomed.

“This, kind of, is a hybrid of a power rack free weight barbell and smith machine.”