What’s the most useless exercise machine you’ve seen at the gym?
For me it’t the smith machine. That fancy machine that holds the par in place while you squat or bench.
I hate seeing those things.
These machines are bad for two reasons.
One reason is they are misleading with weight. 200lbs on a smith machine isn’t like 200lbs of free weights.
The other reason is big.
These machines don’t allow your body to move with your range of motion.
Without allowing the weight to freely move in both the horizontal and vertical planes it can cause unnecessary stress on your joints.
Skip the smith machine. Start with light weight and learn proper form using your own range of motion.