The Functional Smith Cable Machine offers members a myriad of functionality and safety features perfect for all fitness skill levels. Its balanced rack and stabilized bar design – capable of both cable or weight plate resistance – maximizes workouts and minimizes injury by allowing members to focus on form and less on balance/stability.
When benching, weight stability is a priority. Not only do you want to avoid the possibility of injury from the bar falling or unbalanced movements, you also want to avoid allowing wayward weight to pull the body out of alignment. Because the bar moves up and down rather than forward and back in a more unwieldy motion, you need not worry about falling or straining forward – resulting in more controlled movements and a locked bar for better form.
On the other spectrum of functionality, the Functional Smith allows you to protect your shoulders (some members insist the equipment offers a better workout than free weights), legs, knees and back from injury. You are also able to more efficiently engage your glutes and hamstrings. As an added bonus, shoulder press and chest isolation exercises are easier to perform and more effective.