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Bodymax CF380 Total Smiths System Review


The Bodymax CF380 Total Smiths System has a range of features that allow for exercises that not only focus on using the main smith machine bar, but also using a cable pulley system and weight stack positioned at the back of the machine.

The Bodymax CF330 Deluxe Utility bench that comes with the package can be easily removed to give you more room for performing exercises such as squats, deadlifts and shrugs.

Being supplied with adjustable weight supports and spotter bars this also means that you can feel safe performing heavy mass building movements such as squats using the actual smith machine bar, or if you have a free weight barbell you can perform free weight exercises and still rack the bar safely.

Exercises and main design features

With the bench in position you can perform exercises such as military presses for building your shoulder muscles, bench press variations for overall upper body development and seated calf raises for building strength and size in your calf muscles.

With the addition of both a high and low cable system to the Bodymax CF380 Total Smiths System, this adds even more exercise possibilities.

The wide lat pulldown bar on the high cable is perfectly positioned to allow you to work either your back muscles with the different types of pulldown exercise, or tricep extensions when standing.

You can even perform weighted ab crunches by sitting on the bench and bringing the bar down behind your neck before leaning forwards and contracting your abdominal muscles.

The wide pulldown bar has been designed with a slight curve to improve the contraction of the back muscles when you pull the bar down to your chest, and with textured rubber grips at either end to stop the bar from slipping out of your hands if wet.

The main lat pulldown support bar has also been designed so that it extends over the edge of the main frame by as little as possible, to eliminate any rocking movement in the Bodymax CF380 even when using a heavy weight.

The 6 Olympic weight storage pins have been added to provide storage for either a large number of weight plates, or if you just want to organise your weight plates into each weight having their own pin to make it quicker to change the weight on the bar or pulley system.

While the main smith machine bar is perfect for bench pressing and improving overall chest development, the pec fly station has been added to the Bodymax CF380 to focus more on the inner chest and gets its resistance from the main cable system.

Instead of having a weight stack that goes up in fixed increments, there are two bars that can be loaded with weight plates, meaning that if you have some very small weight plates you can increase the resistance by as little as 0.5kg at a time, instead of the usual 5kg.

Bodymax CF380 – Features Summary

  • Comes with all you need for a total body workout
  • Includes lat pulldown, low pulley, pec deck and adjustable supports and spotter bars for squatting
  • Suitable for use with 2 Olympic discs
  • Lat Low Pulley, Pec Deck, Smiths Bar and leg extension have removable sleeves that means 1 discs can be used
  • 6 Olympic weight storage pins

Bodymax CF380 low pulley system

Another addition to the Bodymax CF380 Total Smiths System is the low pulley. Thanks to the footplate this can be used for seated row exercises, or any number of different bicep curl and upright row movements.

Thanks to the bench being completely separate from the main smith machine, you can also perform leg extensions without being restricted by the amount of weight on the weight stack. There is a short bar at the front of the bench that allows for weight plates to be added to increase or decrease resistance for this exercise.

One final feature worth noting is the preacher curl pad on the bench. This adds even more flexibility in the exercises you can perform for your biceps, and again has the resistance set by how much weight you load onto the weight peg at the front of the bench.

The Bodymax CF330 FID Deluxe Utility bench is also included in this package, along with the Preacher curl pad and leg developer. Making this package, outstanding value for money.

The Bodymax CF380 Total Smiths System has a range of features that allow for exercises that not only focus on using the main smith machine bar, but also using a cable pulley system and weight stack positioned at the back of the machine. The Bodymax CF330 Deluxe Utility bench that…

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Overall Review Rating

Review Rating

Overall the Bodymax CF380 Total Smiths System is a great example of a smith machine around the middle of the smith machine price range, with many features often found on more expensive models. Even after all of the exercises you can perform with just the main smith bar, the high and low cables and the preacher curl pad on the bench allow you to really isolate a specific muscle after performing the bigger mass building exercises.

Although this smith machine doesn't come with a set of weight plates already, these can be picked up at a relatively low price depending on how heavy you need them to be and the quality.

One of the recommended sets for heavier weights is the Marcy 140kg Olympic weight set. This set then also comes with a pair of the well known 20kg plates, smaller plates down to 1.25kg as well as an Olympic bar that then makes it possible to perform free weight barbell exercises with the Bodymax CF380 smith machine.

Product dimensions: 280cm (L) x 192cm (W) x 215cm (H)

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