The Series 7 Linear Bearing smith machine is unique in its design, combining features of a squat rack with those of a smith machine. With such a range of benefits to your workouts, this product article takes more detailed look at the design features, safety features, and variety of exercise options.
Unless you are fortunate enough to have a large space at home dedicated to your own home gym, making the best use of space will be an important factor when choosing any new item of weightlifting or fitness equipment.
This is particularly true of squat racks and smith machines, two items that require some of the largest floor space to be able to set them up.
The reason the Series 7 Linear Bearing Smith Machine is such an attractive choice is due to its overall design. Combining features of a squat rack with those of a smith machine, you can be sure of using your workout space efficiently.
Aside from the obvious space benefits, this also allows you to include both free weight and smith machine exercises in complete safety.
Safety features and weight plate storage
With the exception of leg presses and deadlifts, these are some of the exercises where you will most likely be lifting the most weight. This is why it’s important that the Series 7 Linear Smith Machine features such a range of safety features.
Starting with the frame, the base bars have been raised off the ground to improve stability, with thick horizontal supports to prevent any frame twisting.
In terms of bar racking points, the smith machine bar can be racked at any one of the 20 cross-member lock-out points, while the free weight rack features 17 heavy-duty gun rack style bar supports.
This is an advantage of designs such as the Bodymax CF375, where you only have the option to set two safety positions to support the bar.
Larger supports have been added to act as support if you are performing an exercise such as free weight squats. These will catch the bar if you are unable to complete the rep or return the bar on the standard racking points.
Another major benefit of the Series 7 Linear Smith Machine is the addition of 3 sets of weight plate storage pegs. This is an improvement over many designs, such as the Marcy SM600, where you are limited to just 1.
Series 7 Linear Bearing Smith Machine – Features Summary
- Precise 7 degree angle Smith Machine combined with 7 degree angle free weight barbell workout center
- Designed for natural upper and lower body exercise movements.
- Linear ball bearing Smith system with 20 cross member lock-out points for a safe workout
- Free weight gun rack system with 14 lift-off and racking positions for ultimate versatility
- Large diameter Smith Bar responds quickly: is easy to control and weighs only 25 Lbs. It s ideal for amateurs or professionals.
Workout and exercise options
Although the Series 7 Linear Smith Machine can be used on its own (with a set of weight plates), if you want to get the most out of your workouts then it’s best to combine this with a weights bench and dumbbell set.
There’s enough room to comfortably fit a weights bench under the smith bar, allowing a greater range of exercises such as barbell bench press and seated shoulder presses.
The following list shows just a few of the exercise options that are possible when combined with a weight plate set, free weight barbell, and workout bench:
- Flat bench press
- Upright rows
- Overhead presses
- Front squats
- Back squats
- Close grip bench press
- Incline bench press
- Barbell rows
- Bicep curls