Originally Posted by Shaolinkiwi
Only asked because of a lower back issue I have.
I can't squat heavy on the free racks. There is no way in hell I'm going back to those days. Were it was crazy painful just trying to stand up.
I completely understand. We all have our reasons. I used Smith for 2 years on bench in 96-97 because my gym sucked and never had any spotters there when I trained. I used Smith for most of my training, and though I trained on Smith, I still hit a 430 bench on a regular bench press.